The Linguistics of the YouTube Stars

More fascinating stuff from the Atlantic: The linguistics of the YouTube voice. “So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from Harry Potter is really a time-traveling Dumbledore (as you do), and I realized—the guy talking sounds exactly like the Vlogbrothers. The Vlogbrothers are John and Hank Green, and their combined YouTube channel, on which they post videos of themselves musing on and explaining everything from world politics to farts, has more than 2 million subscribers.”

My favorite YouTube personality is probably Jack Septic Eye, mostly because of his rollercoaster VR videos, and this article is going to make me listen to him extra-carefully…

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