Origins and Current Usage of the Boston Accent Subject of Free Haverhill Talk

Haverhill on a 1677 colonial map.

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The public is invited to explore the roots of the Boston accent dating back to colonial times through its role today in forming the local identity.

Antoine Trombino-Aponte discusses “A History of the Boston Accent” during a free lecture Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill.

Trombino-Aponte, a museum educator at the Buttonwoods, also talks about and “wicked” popular quirks and terms and those that have long been forgotten. She says there’s a “science behind talking like a New Englander.” Trombino-Aponte holds a bachelor’s in English and History with a focus on historical English linguistics.

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