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(Frieda Werden)

WINGS #11-18 Accented English

A Source of Discrimination and Pride


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Length: 0:28:47
Uploaded: 1 Jul, 2018

Recording Date: 1 Jul, 2018
Recording Location: Portland, Oregon; Vancouver and Denman Island BC
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #11-18 Accented English
Description: Everyone has an accent, but some people who think they speak "standard English" discriminate against those who don't sound like them. This is a major problem encountered by immigrants, as well as people of minority races. The women in this program deal with that problem, either personally on a daily basis or professionally in teaching students and professionals to listen to accents not their own.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: ***Rosina Lippi[-Green] holds a PhD in linguistics from Princeton University, taught linguistics for twelve years, and is an award-winning fiction writer. Her nonfiction book English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States, is in its second edition.***Evelyne Elohat from C├┤te d'Ivoire was Program Supervisor at the African Women's Coalition, which addresses the needs of African refugee and immigrant families in the community in Portland, Oregon. She speaks 7 languages. *** Anonymous worker with the refugee resettlement program in Portland, who immigrated from Laos in 1976 and speaks 5 languages.***Dora Reina, from Mexico, an accountant who has taken many classes in English.***Dr. Tracey Derwing taught in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program at the University of Alberta, Canada, from 1990-2014. She is currently in the Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University and is co-authoring a book on second-language acquisition.

Credits: Adapted for WINGS from a radio documentary by Miaie Kim.

Comments: First released by WINGS in 2006. More relevant than ever!

Regional > Africa
Regional > United States
Regional > Asia
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture > Racism
Regional > Latin America
Type: Weekly Program

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