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Houston Matters for Thurs. Oct. 31, 2013

Happy Halloween y’all! On today’s show…we discuss how to talk like a Texan. Specifically, we’ll explore words, phrases, and dialects that are more common in Texas than elsewhere, and we’ll discuss variations on word usage and accents from one area of Texas to another. We welcome your questions for folklorist and UH English Professor Dr. Carl […]

talklikeatexanHappy Halloween y’all! On today’s show…we discuss how to talk like a Texan. Specifically, we’ll explore words, phrases, and dialects that are more common in Texas than elsewhere, and we’ll discuss variations on word usage and accents from one area of Texas to another. We welcome your questions for folklorist and UH English Professor Dr. Carl Lindahl, and Doug Bigham, project manager for the Texas English Project at UT Austin, which studies Texas dialects. (He also teaches linguistics at San Diego State).

Also: we discuss cyber security in Houston. We’ll learn about a Greater Houston task force seeking to inform Houston area businesses and IT professionals about basic cyber security awareness and protection options. Task force members will lead a panel discussion on the subject at the Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown tomorrow.

And: we meet the Houston Paranormal Research Team.

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