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Soloecal

Postby Grogie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:51 pm

Provincially incorrect. ''On many tv stations in the American Deep South, the southern drawl is considered soloecal so, in consequence, news anchors with a so-called ''mainstream'' American accent are hired to read the news.''

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Re: Soloecal

Postby Slava » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 pm

Grogie wrote:''On many tv stations in the American Deep South, the southern drawl is considered soloecal so, in consequence, news anchors with a so-called ''mainstream'' American accent are hired to read the news.''

I wonder if this might eventually lead to a lessening of the southern drawl.
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Re: Soloecal

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:00 am

I at one point majored in speech at college. Both there and in high school speech classes, we were taught to develop the "midwestern" accent, which supposedly was neutral. The "southern" accent is very real, but no southerner I know thinks tv and movies get it right.
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