Last updated 4:08AM ET
December 16, 2017
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
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(wfcr) - When Curt Schilling joined the Red Sox at the beginning of last season, he made a commercial in which, listening to a Walkman, he was trying to learn the Boston accent. The distinctive properties of the eastern Massachusetts dialect will be discussed today by umass linguistics professor John McCarthy. a Boston-area native, McCarthy says the original source of the Boston dialect can be found in the settlement patterns of the seventeenth century. © Copyright 2017, wfcr