Accent Modification: An Overview

Speaker: Hatun Zengin-Bolatkale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Vanderbilt University

Time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, at 14:00-16:00, via Zoom

Title: Accent Modification: An Overview

Abstract:

Accents, whether regional or foreign, are a natural part of spoken
language. However, accented speech often results in bias and/or
communication breakdowns (i.e., due to difficulties being understood by
the listeners). Therefore, there are many individuals who want to change
or modify their speech patterns to match a desired way of talking.
Accent modification is a service that is commonly offered by speech
language pathologists (SLPs) and ESL teachers. This presentation will
discuss accents, accent modification, the role of SLPs and ESL teachers
in providing accent modification services, as well as basic principles
of assessment and treatment for accent modification.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020