Getting rid of accents

Mark Allen Peterson peterson at
Tue May 15 03:57:00 UTC 2001

Dear All

Some time ago we had a discussion on places that try to teach you how to get rid of your foreign accents.  
I thought I'd share the following site, recommended by an Indian news service to its clients who want to talk like Americans ("without" an accent!?)  The site advertises itself:

"For children, illiterates, workers, students all ages
and to get rid of, not have a foreign accent"

The whole site is filled with assumptions interesting to those of us who study language ideology and the promotion of American monoglot standard.


Mark Allen Peterson
American University in Cairo
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