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American accent quiz

Edited to add: poet_hand's comments "These categories and questions all seem very caucasian to me. There's no category for Black American English, Jewish American, Latino American, or any other ethnic category besides Caucasian. They don't limit it to regional areas, as categories include "yankee" and "dixie", but not "urban". It also leaves out West Coast as a category, and I seem to notice that they speak differently in California than they do here."
Your Linguistic Profile:
45% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

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poets_hand
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
I took the quiz and had an observation.

Since you've been posting about racism: these categories and questions all seem very caucasian to me. There's no category for Black American English, Jewish American, Latino American, or any other ethnic category besides Caucasian. They don't limit it to regional areas, as categories include "yankee" and "dixie", but not "urban". It also leaves out West Coast as a category, and I seem to notice that they speak differently in California than they do here.
waterowl
Jul. 31st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
You make some really good points. Once again American=Caucasian. Sad that I was in a hurry yesterday and failed to notice.
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