Foreign Accent

Foreign Accent

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To what extent do our accents determine the way we are perceived by others? Is foreign accent inevitably associated with social stigma? In this fascinating account, Alene Moyer examines the social, psychological, educational and legal ramifications of sounding 'foreign'.Without exception, accent plays a crucial role in the overall effect of such ethnicized portrayals. ... (2009) exegesis of Apu, the excessively polite and overqualified convenience store owner on the animated American satire, The Simpsons.

Title:Foreign Accent
Author:Alene Moyer
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-03-14


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