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  Accent (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics, an accent is pronunciation of a language that is distinctive enough to identify the speaker as a member or non-member of a particular group of persons.
An accent may be associated with the region in which its speakers reside (a geographical accent), the socio-economic status of its speakers, their ethnicity, their caste or social class, their first language (when the language in which the accent is heard is not their native language), and so on.
Accent should not be confused with dialect (q.v.), which is a variety of language differing in vocabulary and grammar as well as pronunciation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accent_(language)   (537 words)

 ACCENT - LoveToKnow Article on ACCENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It will be observed that the first syllable and that which bears the accent are the two which best withstand change, though the strong tendency in English to stress heavily the first syllable bids fair ultimately to oust the e in the pronunciation of larceny.
There is no separate notation for stress accent, but the acute (') is used for the increasing, the grave (') for the decreasing stress, and the circumflex (") for the rising and falling (increasing and decreasing) and (*) for the opposite.
A separate notation is much to be desired, as the nature of the two accents is so different, and could easily be devised by using S for the falling, (') for the rising stress, and for the combination of the two in one syllable.
65.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AC/ACCENT.htm   (1525 words)

 Illustration of accent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cooper and Meyer (1960) define accent as "a stimuli (in a series of stimuli) which is marked for consciousness in some way." They regard accent as a relational concept and as axiomatic in that it is understandable experientially but undefined causally.
These accents are an accent of climax, an accent of image shift, and an accent of discontinuity.
Lester (1986) defines accent as a point of emphasis or initiation, which is considered strong in relation to its surroundings.
www.music.indiana.edu /som/courses/rhythm/illustrations/accent.html   (395 words)

 Welcome to B&G Foods, Inc.
Accent is an all natural food flavor enhancer called glutamate.
Accent’s natural glutamate combines with the foods’ natural ingredients to bring out the flavors of those foods.
Accent produces a unique and subtle taste that is called "Umami" in Japan and described by Americans as a savory, broth-like taste.
www.accentspices.com /accent/accent_about.asp   (254 words)

 English courses UK - English Schools in UK
English courses UK Accent is located on the charming Channel Isle of Guernsey, situated between France and England.
Accent language centre opened in 1990 and has welcomed hundreds of English language students every year.
Accent English courses are fully accredited for both English and European languages and boasts a reputation of excellence and friendly service.
www.accent.guernsey.net   (99 words)

 Accent - Sagebrush Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because Accent runs on a single, powerful server, district policies as well as material, patron, and circulation data from all sites in the district are stored in one place.
Accent features a Web-based catalog for searches both in and out of the LMC, graphical search interfaces, a cataloging and inventory module, a circulation module, inter-library loan options, and other tools to streamline searching and library management tasks.
Accent policies and functions can be customized to meet the unique demands of each school and can be assigned to specific users or user groups.
www.sagebrushcorp.com /tech/accent.cfm   (776 words)

 Accent Draperies
Accent has designed, fabricated and installed window treatments for settings varying from the tailored richness of the executive suite to the practical durability of a hospital room.
Over the years, Accent has completed thousands of commercial jobs throughout the country, ranging from office buildings, restaurants and banks to health care facilities and retirement homes.
And the Accent professionals make sure their product is one the client will be completely satisfied with.
www.accentdraperies.com   (248 words)

 Accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Accent (linguistics), pronunciation common to a certain group of people
Accent (music), an emphasis placed on a particular note
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accent   (108 words)

 accent - Wiktionary
A higher or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.
A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Accent   (400 words)

 Hyundai Accent CRDi vs Fiat Petra 1.9D - Business Standard Motoring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Accent interior is contemporary and will remain so for some time to come, despite the dull grey plastics being used.
The Accent seats are not bad either and proves good for longer drives, while the air-conditioning is a notch below that of the Petra.
Overall, the Accent interior is a more ergonomic and comfortable place to be in – even if that means you will be travelling in an appliance.
www.bsmotoring.com /2004/oct16_1.htm   (1187 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | Welsh proud of 'unpopular' accent
Generally though the pleasanter accents tend to be rural rather than those of the larger towns and peoples' perceptions of a person's character are influenced by the type and thickness of an accent.
Accents which render speech unintelligible are a totally different matter from accents, from wherever, which give colour and freshness to speech.
Accents vary according to the region in the whole of the United Kingdom so it is wrong to lump all Welsh accents together.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/4179629.stm   (2940 words)

 Say What? Accent Discrimination and the Law -- Olson, Overlawyered.com
In fact it should come as no great surprise that immigrants are often strong supporters of setting high standards for English proficiency: Not only do they see fluency as crucial to their children's success, but they keep running into that arch-frustration: dealings among novice English speakers whose original languages are not the same.
Barring accent discrimination in service jobs "will admittedly impose some hardship on businesses that rely heavily on pleasing customer whims"--thus reducing to a mere "whim" humans' desire to communicate clearly with each other in transacting their affairs.
Federal anti-bias statutes say nothing about accent as a protected category, but creative lawyering has swept it in as an extension of the ban on discrimination based on national origin.
www.overlawyered.com /articles/olson/saywhat.html   (1265 words)

 ACCENT: Accent
ACCENT's goals are to promote a common European strategy for research on atmospheric composition change, to develop and maintain durable means of communication and collaboration within the European scientific community, to facilitate this research and to optimise two-way interaction with policy-makers and the general public.
ACCENT would like to announce the availability of a new feature on the portal.
ACCENT's Training & Education are pleased to announce that the call for applications for its training workshop (9-12 Oct 2006) in Inter and Transdisciplinary cooperation, soft and essential skills, and the use of new learning technologies is now open!
www.accent-network.org   (268 words)

 Accent - Chartered certified accountants in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Accent Accountants memberships with these accounting, financial and business organisations, demonstrates their expertise in the accounting field and ensures that you will get a fully qualified chartered certified accountant that you can rely upon.
Included in Accent Accountants range of accounting and financial services are: Year end accounts, management accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, payroll, tax planning, business plans and forecasts, business development coaching and raising business finance.
Accent Accountants are London accountants and can meet you in London, keeping the time taken away form your business to a minimum.
www.accentonline.co.uk   (586 words)

The beauty of the online environment is that in the course of our magazine, you will be able to hear and see the music as well as read all about it.
In my column for Accent, titled Keyboard Madness Revealed, I will bring you in depth discussions of all types of keyboard playing techniques that will help improve your overall playing, compositional technique, improvisational abiltities as well as your song writing abilities.
Accent issues are currently being released bi-monthly, with future plans of making the releases monthly.
accent.jordanrudess.com   (1232 words)

If the initial vowel is capitalised and stressed; the acute accent is placed on the upper left corner of the vowel.
With verbs, the position of the accent changes regularly, while the accents on nouns change on the genitive case and perhaps the plural number.
Ως being accented means until; however, unaccented, it means as, as in the πήγα ως μάρτυρας (I went as a witness).
www.geocities.com /alexandrosworld/Greek/Phonology.html   (1300 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Stroke gives woman British accent
Her accent is a mixture of English cockney and West Country.
The first case of foreign accent syndrome was reported in 1941 in Norway, after a young Norwegian woman suffered shrapnel injury to the brain during an air raid.
However, she was left with what sounded like a strong German accent and was ostracized by her community.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/3235934.stm   (439 words)

 Speech Accent Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds.
Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed.
The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.
accent.gmu.edu   (50 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | 'Foreign accent syndrome' explained
Some patients who suffer brain injuries occasionally lose the ability to talk in their native accent - but now scientists may know why.
The condition, called "foreign accent syndrome", affects only a tiny number of patients.
Now researchers at Oxford University have found that patients with "foreign accent syndrome" seem to share certain characteristics which might explain the problem.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/2300395.stm   (348 words)

 ACCENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ACCENT is an international education organization that works with over 50 American colleges and universities to provide high quality, cost effective study abroad programs.
ACCENT has full service Centers in Paris, Florence, London, Madrid and Rome.
ACCENT students come from all over the U.S. and represent a wide range of ages, education levels and academic interests.
www.accentintl.com   (117 words)

 Advanced Document and Presentation Management Solutions, Accent Librarian Software | Accent Technologies
Leading financial firms use Accent Librarian™ to manage the creation and distribution of presentations, pitch books and documents to clients around the world.
Accent Librarian's award-winning presentation management system helps team members create tailored presentations, brochures and proposal documents while giving marketing precise control over the quality and accuracy of information.
"Accent Technologies," "Accent Librarian" and their respective logos are trademarks of Accent Technologies, Incorporated.
www.accent-technologies.com   (139 words)

 accent marks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Words adopted from foreign languages sometimes carry their accent marks with them, as in “fiancé, ” “protégé,” and “cliché.” As words become more at home in English, they tend to shed the marks: “Café” is often spelled “cafe.” Unfortunately, “résumé” seems to be losing its marks one at a time (see under “vita/vitae”).
Many computer users have not learned their systems well enough to understand how to produce the desired accent and often insert an apostrophe (curled) or foot mark (straight) after the accented letter instead: “cafe'.” This is both ugly and incorrect.
In English-language publications accent marks are often discarded, but the acute and grave accents are the ones most often retained.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/errors/accent.html   (309 words)

 The ACCENT Compiler Compiler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Accent is in use in industrial projects, especially where languages are implemented that are defined by complex standard documents and grammars that cannot be processed by traditional systems.
Accent can be used in the style of Yacc, i.e.
However, Accent also supports the Extended Backus Naur Form, and there are no restrictions on where to place semantic actions.
accent.compilertools.net   (157 words)

 accent on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ACCENT [accent] in speech, emphasis given a particular sound, called prosodic systems in linguistics.
The word accent in English is also understood to mean the pronunciation and speech patterns that are typical of a speech community; it also denotes the particular manner of uttered expression that lends a special shade of meaning, as when one speaks in harsh or gentle accents.
Lord Brian Hutton, mercredi, à Londres Accent aristocratique et visage austère, unanimement présenté depuis des mois comme.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/a1/accent.asp   (1259 words)

I was even told that American think of themselves as rather stupid in comparison to Europeans, which is why especially a German accent helps a lot.
Now that you're living in the U.S I don't see how it would be difficult to imbibe their accent.
I think about 6 months stay in a foreign country is enough to get the accent too (provided you already speak the language well).
www.englishforums.com /English/Accent/bnwnv/Post.htm   (456 words)

 Accent Lab Pronunciation Place
Accent Lab guides you to compare your speech to examples.
Accent Lab is a registered trademark of Accent Technologies.
Here Accent Lab shows that your pronunciation was not close to the example.
www.accentlab.com   (385 words)

 Hyundai Auto Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Just one look at the stylish 2006 Accent hatchback and you'll have to agree - it is possible to get a premium car without the premium price tag.
Sophisticated technology and engineering makes the 3-Door and 5-Door Accent one of the most reliable cars on the road.
And the unmatched versatility of a hatchback means the Accent is ready to go wherever life takes you.
www.hyundaicanada.com /HYUNDAI/Pages/Documents/type1/DocumentAction.aspx?Dispatch=Display&DocumentID=72&LanguageID=en   (236 words)

 Accent Modification
An accent is the unique way that speech is pronounced by a group of people speaking the same language.  A person’s accent depends on many factors; however, accents are usually grouped as:
Accents are a natural part of spoken languages.  It is important to realize that no accent is better than another.  It should also be stressed that accents are NOT a speech or language disorder. 
Accents reflect the unique characteristics and background of a person.  Many people take great pride in their accents.  However, some people may encounter difficulties communicating because of their accent.  These difficulties include:
www.asha.org /public/speech/development/accent_mod.htm   (443 words)

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