Michigan English

Is there a kind of English that is typical for Michigan? Of course there is. Just like any other part of the world, the people in Michigan have their own accent and their own special ways of saying things. On my website, I collect resources for all variants of English, and Michigan English is one of them!


Michigan Diaries

Michigan accent and slang words

Inland Northern American English on Wikipedia

North-Central American English on Wikipedia

Michigan English in my newsletter

Here are all the times Michigan English has been featured in my newsletter:

September 2023

The Michigan accent is distinct, but changing

I love this article because it does a great job describing the features of the Michigan accent in such a way that I understand what they mean. “The short “a” sound in the words bat, Dad and map sounds more like the vowel sound in yeah.” Worth the many ads on the webpage (visiting with an adblocker makes reading more comfortable.)

Reading time: 5 minutes / Detroit Free Press (USA)

Heddwen Newton is an English teacher and translator. She is fascinated by contemporary English and the way English changes. Her newsletter is English in Progress. 1100 subscribers and growing every day!

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