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Unformatted text preview: people won't talk about it -  available: discussed only if carefully described -  sugges8ble: seldom talked about, but can be talked about without needing elaborate descripCon -  common: frequent topic of public discussion Examples l༆  l༆  y'all in Southern English (common) t- flapping in American English (sugges8ble) -  Example from Yahoo Answers: “Why do most Americans pronounce T as D?” l༆  creaky voice (available) -  -  -  Example from anCmoon.com: “many females (primarily under the age of forty) in the United States have sort of a raspy quality to their voice.” “I've definitely heard that sort of thing before, but it's not something I've really been listening for.” “Erm... Somehow I don't think it is as common as people think. I don't know anyone that talks like that.” Examples from the reading •  1) Ugandan accent discriminaCon by African American supervisor •  2) Woman calls in to Oprah saying “aksed” holds Blacks back •  3) PeCCon to exclude speakers with non- standard accents from teaching 1st and 2nd grade •  4) Professor with standard accent in 2nd language and Southern accent in English •  5) Cambodian- American is not promoted at a bank because he does not speak “American” Examples from the reading •  6) Orson Scol Card recalls making fun of other, more extreme Utah accents •  7) Man reveals he would never hire a salesman with a Mexican accent •  8) IRS agent no longer allowed to work with clients because they are concerned about her accent affecCng their “image” •  9) Califo...
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