finalAnthro essay 3

finalAnthro essay 3 - Myth of Non Accent When anyone...

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Myth of Non Accent When anyone travels somewhere outside of their region, they hear other’s speak with accents, or when a foreigner comes to visit, they speak with an accent. Everyone has a different accent, or dialect and a different way of speaking. An accent is a prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. A dialect is a provincial, rural, or socially distinct variety of a language that differs from the standard language especially when considered as substandard. The Myth of a Non Accent is the belief that only other people, excluding yourself or even region, has an accent. The area which you are from is exempt from an accent because since everyone in the area speaks just like you. In a film we watched in class called American Tongues , people are interviewed about accents. One lady in the film came from Brooklyn, New York. She wanted to further herself in her business, and was soon sent on many business trips where she would
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ANTHRO 105 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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