accent reduction

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Accent Modification is a mystery to many - the public, ESL Educational Community, and speech-language pathologists. Likewise, I frequently find myself explaining what accent modification is, and answering what I call 'accent modification frequently asked questions'. Whether you are a person who is interested in accent modification for yourself, an employer who is interested in accent “softening” for an employee, or a native English speaker curious about this speech-language pathology specialty service, then please keep reading for research-based answers on accent modification…

Accent Modification and Accent Reduction

People often ask me, what the difference is between accent modification and accent reduction? My answer is there is no difference. Why do both these terms exist since accent reduction and accent modification both describe the process of learning the standard American accent? One is an old term, and one is a new term.