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Keeping the accent on anthropology

Posted by SOSA Webteam on December 21, 2017 in News

SOSA anthropologist Dr. Martha Radice was interviewed about Dalhousie's Accent Clinic, where students can "improve" their accents to sound more like locals, by freelance journalist Sarah Poko for a recent article in The Coast. Dr. Radice and Dr. Eric Henry, a linguistic anthropologist at Saint Mary's University, suggest that the Accent Clinic masks the problem of certain accents being devalued and marginalized. "Instead of an accent modification clinic, [Radice] says, we need an “accent listening clinic.”"