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1 Everyone Has an Accent Except Me
Alison Weisbach Alyssa Soukup Eric Monroe

2 summary of the myth You think that you are the only one without an accent. A person believes their speech is devoid of distinguishing characteristics.

3 why do people think this myth is true?
Nature of “own-ness” To be “one of us” and sound like it Accent is a map

4 Arguments *against* the myth
The construct of an accent is relative. Time Location ‘Co-construction of reality” Constructivism is the idea of forming an identity actions in your life thus far. Accent is shaped by one’s experiences

5 Three Strands of Accent
Very short consonant/vowel sounds in rapid succession Rhythm and intonation Voice quality

6 How does it relate to what we're talking about?
How people would spell things differently depending on how we say that. “blink” “bat” Cleveland v. Cincinnati New York v. New Jersey Louisville v. Louisville

7 Myth’s Relevance to Our Lives
Alyssa: Working in a Call Center Alison: Roommates from Cleveland Eric: Working in a Call Center


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