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Texas talk is losing its twang, researchers say

Don Graham, an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, likes to tell the story of a student who once worked as a cowboy. “Wore hat and boots,” Graham says. “He was the real deal.” At the end of the academic year, the student told Graham, “You were the only professor at UT I ever had who spoke English.” “What he meant,” Graham says, “was I was the ...

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