International Women's Day Special 2024

Special Broadcast: Public Affairs

International Women’s Day 2024: Accented English

Miae Kim, South Korean producer formerly at KBOO community Radio in Portland OR, reporting for Women’s International News Gathering Service

A discussion about the myth of Standard American English and how North Americans react to immigrants’ accents when speaking English, including alternatives that lead to respect instead of stigma. Guests include Rosina Lippi-Green PhD in Linguistics, author of English with an Accent;

Evelyne Ello-Hart, from Cote d’Ivoire, program supervisor for the Africa Womens Coalition in Portland, Oregon,

Dora Reina an accountant from Mexico, living in the US and taking English classes;

Tracey Derwing, lead author of the book Pronunciation Fundamentals PhD, professor in the TESL [Teaching English as a Second Language] program in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, co-directed the Prairie Metropolis Research Centre of Excellence for Research on Migration and Integration.

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