[lg policy] about american accents
francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Wed Jan 11 20:01:47 UTC 2012
We refer to dialects in the States too. Have you seen the documentary Do You Speak American (DYSA):
The DYSA website has some excellent resources, like this one:
With respect to accent, I find the Speech Accent Archive a useful teaching tool:
Francis M. Hult, Ph.D.
Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio
Web: http://faculty.coehd.utsa.edu/fhult/ <http://faculty.coehd.utsa.edu/fhult/>
New Book in 2011: Educational Linguistics in Practice: Applying the Local Globally and the Global Locally
From: lgpolicy-list-bounces+francis.hult=utsa.edu at groups.sas.upenn.edu on behalf of mostari hind
Sent: Wed 1/11/2012 1:02 PM
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Subject: [lg policy] about american accents
Hi dear members ,
When teaching sociolinguistics , I find that in UK, the linguists speak about regional dialects ( cockney, welsh, etc) , but once it comes to USA , books speak about differences in pronunciation not dialects .
I confess I have been asked this question many times by my students and i could not give them a satisfying answer , so can you please clarify this point for me and for my students , books were not even helpful for me. I means why in USA we speak about accent differences and in UK abort dialect differences, or may be it means the same thing ?
All the best
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