Presentation on theme: "Everyone Has an Accent Except Me"— Presentation transcript:
1Everyone Has an Accent Except Me Alison WeisbachAlyssa SoukupEric Monroe
2summary of the mythYou think that you are the only one without an accent.A person believes their speech is devoid of distinguishing characteristics.
3why do people think this myth is true? Nature of “own-ness”To be “one of us” and sound like itAccent is a map
4Arguments *against* the myth The construct of an accent is relative.TimeLocation‘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
5Three Strands of Accent Very short consonant/vowel sounds in rapid successionRhythm and intonationVoice quality
6How 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. CincinnatiNew York v. New JerseyLouisville v. Louisville
7Myth’s Relevance to Our Lives Alyssa: Working in a Call CenterAlison: Roommates from ClevelandEric: Working in a Call Center