Teaching With a Kentucky Accent

Candace Cool candi_cool at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 12 05:19:47 UTC 2002

I am going to be teaching soon and I have a very large fear of how I will
sound to my class with my kentucky accent.  Especially if I leave the state.

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>From: Millie Webb <millie-webb at CHARTER.NET>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Teaching With a Kentucky Accent
>Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:48:49 -0600
>As I said, this was the vague impression of Mid-Landers, who had probably
>never even been "out there".  And a lot of Washingtonians and Oregonians
>a while there, seemed to be transplants from California, and thus, the
>perceived spread of the "surfer-like" speech.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "FRITZ JUENGLING" <juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US>
>Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 3:18 PM
>Subject: Re: Teaching With a Kentucky Accent
> > Wow! Amazing how distorted things can be! I think Curt and his band,
>Nirvana, were from Seattle, the alleged home of grunge, which is what I
>think you are describing. As far as sounding like surfers--I don't think
>I can't imagine anyone trying to sound like a surfer here. That's just a
>different culture.  (Also, the water's too cold to be into surfing, unless
>you have a thick wet suit).  I guess we Oregonians are just 'out there'
>(i.e. West) and are largely unknown.  That's just fine.
> > Fritz
> >
> >

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