Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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If I had to think about the delivery of every word I was about to say, I wouldn’t be able to spontaneously be myself––I’d constantly fret over the right pronunciation. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Debunking the common prejudices against accents

February 6, 2019

The first thing most people say upon meeting me is, “I hear an accent. Where are you from?” Seemingly, there is nothing wrong with this question, but upon further inspection, accents can play a more...

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