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Cawfee Tawk: The Accents and Vocabulary of Jewish New Yorkers

Hosted By: The New York Jewish Week

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Do you drink coffee or cawfee? Do you stand in line or on line? Join experts as they discuss the way the Jews have shaped the language and accents of New York, whether the New York accent still persists despite the homogenizing influence of mass media — and what new ways of speaking are developing among emerging groups like the Orthodox and Gen Zers. Featuring Sarah Bunin Benor, director of the Jewish Language Project at Hebrew Union College and  Michael Newman,  a professor of linguistics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City of New York and the author of “New York City English.” Moderated by Andrew Silow-Carroll.