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

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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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