Nebraskans/Standard English

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 18 20:43:59 UTC 2002

Ah cain;t detect this jettisoning mahsef.


>As far as "best" speech relates to
>Walter Cronkite's from Leavenworth, Kansas
>(and we Kansans always thought the "purity"
>of Kansas speech had something to do with
>his success.  LOL...or maybe Kansas is simply
>too close to Nebraska....?)
>Or....what regional variety did Dan Rather learn
>when he jettisoned his "Texas" accent ?  Maybe
>that points to what journalists themselves con-
>sider "best" ?
>Did Peter Jennings make any adjustments of his
>speech when he came from the CBC ?  If not, is
>a "Canadian" accent the best "American" accent ?
>                                                              Steve Hicks

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