Presentation on theme: "Everyone Has an Accent Except Me"— Presentation transcript:
1 Everyone Has an Accent Except Me Alison WeisbachAlyssa SoukupEric Monroe
2 summary of the mythYou 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 itAccent is a map
4 Arguments *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
5 Three Strands of Accent Very short consonant/vowel sounds in rapid successionRhythm and intonationVoice 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. CincinnatiNew York v. New JerseyLouisville v. Louisville
7 Myth’s Relevance to Our Lives Alyssa: Working in a Call CenterAlison: Roommates from ClevelandEric: Working in a Call Center