Multimedia 1. An illustration of the Southern and Standard pronunciations by a bidialectal speaker reading the following text: When I was a kid, the grits I ate came from the box and I didn’t like them. Everyone has their own way cooking them though, and it all depends on the type of corn, the coarseness of the grind and the freshness. The first time I tasted grits freshly milled from corn and slowly cooked on the stove with care was a revelation. I find myself craving grits now, they are my go-to comfort food.

Multimedia 2. The word “buy” produced by two female speakers from the state of Louisiana, first, played as an excerpt, then played in the sentence “Buy two pounds of frog legs” from the original recordings of a Southern recipe. The first speaker has a Southern-like pronunciation of “buy,” while the second speaker has a more standard pronunciation (see Figure 1 for visual details).

Multimedia 3. A Southern pronunciation of words illustrating different features of the Southern U.S. English: a) my, boil, hi, my bride; b) sit, did, set, dead, sat, dad; c) room, dude; d) LSU, strong, buzz; e) This is a recording of a Southern / relatively standard intonational pattern.

Multimedia 4. An excerpt illustrating Southern pronunciation through non-standard orthography used in Powers and Powers (1975). See the text of the recording in the article.

Multimedia 5. The names of fifteen states where the Southern English is spoken are recorded in the order presented in Figure 2, following non-standard orthography featured in Powers and Powers (1975).