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  • Different Types of Accents

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    Language Hearing Association, “An accent is the unique way that speech is pronounced by a group of people speaking the same language.” The United States is a country of great diversity and each of us speaks with an accent whether English is our first language or not. An individual’s accent represents the nuisances in how they speak the same language and there are a variety of different accents within each language. Some accents have very subtle differences and other accents have extreme differences that

  • Importance Of Accent In English

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    I think accent is the way in which people in a particular area, country or social group pronounce words. And then an accent depends mostly on pronunciation of specific words or phrases, a particular individual, location, or nation. Accents usually differ in the quality of voice, pronunciation of vowels and consonants, and prosody (supra segmental aspects). The varieties of accents can be seen from in every country when the people are speaking English, where for some, it might their first, second

  • Accent And Pronunciation In English

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    Abstract This paper is focusing on the accent and pronunciation which are very important in making an effective speech through a continuous practice. English is extensively spoken in the fields of education, research, administration, industry and business. It is also used in interviews, group discussions, panel discussions, debates and social interactions among the educated elite. The ability to speak English fluently and effectively ensures success in life and career. To be able to speak well, one

  • Clarifying Misconceptions about Accents in The Myth of the Non-accent by R. Lippi-Green

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    The Myth of Non-Accent By: R. Lippi-Green (2012) This chapter focused mainly on misconceptions and attempting to clarify those misconceptions about accents. In the opinion of linguists, accent is a difficult word to define. This is due to the fact that language has variation therefore when it comes to a person having an accent or not, there is no true technical distinction because every person has different phonological aspects to their way of speaking. However, when forced to define this word

  • How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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    wild reverie fulfilled. Rarely, if ever, is this actually the case. A select few do achieve the stereotypical ‘rags to riches’ transformation – thus perpetuating the myth. The Garcia family from Julia Alvarez’s book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, fall prey to this fairytale. They start off the tale well enough: the girls are treated like royalty, princesses of their Island home, but remained locked in their tower, also known as the walls of their family compound. The family is forced to flee

  • How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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    HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS This book is a story about 4 sisters who tell their stories about living on an island in the Dominican Republic , and then moving to New York . What is different about this book is the fact that you have different narrators telling you the story , jumping back and forth from past to present . This is effective because it gives you different view point’s from each of the sisters . It may also detract from the narrative because of the fact that it’s

  • Correlation between Founder's Accents and the Success of Their Compaines Abroad

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    Founders' Accents August 2013 Recently Inc published an interview in which I said we'd noticed a correlation between founders having very strong foreign accents and their companies doing badly. Some interpreted this statement as xenophobic, or even racist—as if I'd said that having a foreign accent at all was a problem. But that's not what I said, or what I think. No one in Silicon Valley would think that. A lot of the most successful founders here speak with accents. The case I was talking

  • How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents By Julie Alvarez

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    In the novel “How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents”, Julie Alvarez gives the reader multiple accounts that narrate the difficulties of four sisters growing up in unfamiliar lands. The Garcia girls are Carla, Sandra, Yolanda and Sofia, and Alvarez speaks the most through Yolanda 's narrative. The sisters were born in the Dominican Republic and were exiled to the United States as children with their loving mother and traditional father. Papi Garcia grew up during an era where women were not supposed

  • Summary Of The Novel 'How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents'

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    has a different cultural background and speaks a different language than you. A place where you can only truly understand the thoughts that are in your head, and where everyone views you as an outsider. In the novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, that is the exact situation the Garcia sisters found themselves in when they were forced to live in the United States. The Garcia family found themselves in many confusing situations where they did not understand the English meanings to words and

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez

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    Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American writer and poet, the author of “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent,” a novel that some critics might say is autobiographical opposed by Alvarez’s opinion of it applying to any culture or background. This story narrates the growing-up ventures the Garcia Girls go through as the family abruptly moves from the Dominican Republic to the United States. Julia Alvarez experiences a similar process of a childhood in the Dominican Republic, being an immigrant in the