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Perceptions and Attitudes toward Accents among International Faculty, Staff, and Students
This panel discussion aims to explore the socio-cultural circumstances relevant to accentedness of speech, and attitudes towards accented speech and linguistic variation at the university setting. The discussion will begin by uncovering some common linguistic myths and misconceptions about accents from the perspective of faculty and staff at Miami University. The panelists will then share their stories and experiences with accent perceptions and attitudes. The examples of accents will include foreign accents by speakers of English as an Additional Language and varieties of English. The discussion will involve on-the-spot interaction through an exchange of viewpoints or in response to questions from the audience. By the end of the panel, the participants will have a clear understanding of a linguistic and social meaning of an accent and its significance in the university setting.

This panel discussion is brought to you by the International Faculty and Staff Association at Miami (IFSAM).

Panelists: Zeynep Aydogdu, Ebru Duffield, Meng Qu, Yuenan Jin Rodriguez, Galina Shleykina

Facilitator: Eun Chong Yang

Apr 30, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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