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'Please Call Stella': The Speech Accent Archive (Originally Broadcast 6/24/2011)

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GMU's Steven Weinberger started the Speech Accent Archive, the world's largest online database of speech accents. He says "there's no such thing as a bad accent."
Rebecca Sheir
GMU's Steven Weinberger started the Speech Accent Archive, the world's largest online database of speech accents. He says "there's no such thing as a bad accent."

Want to hear how someone speaks English with an Amazigh accent? How about Kikongo? Or Mortlockese? George Mason University maintains the world's biggest online database of speech accents. Rebecca Sheir interviews the Speech Accent Archive's founder about where it started, where it's going, and why it can be helpful for everyone from ESL teachers to speech pathologists to actors.

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