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This is where I share my latest thoughts on all things related to dialects and accents, both in film/TV and real life.
As a dialect coach living in an international city like Edinburgh, I receive a lot of emails from non-native speakers requesting help to “reduce” their accent. This reflects a general tendency of non-native speakers feeling the need to modify the way they speak English. My clients fear they won’t be able to advance their careers… Continue reading On accent reduction and accent discrimination
I talked a lot about Chris Pine’s accent in ‘Outlaw King’ because it is always interesting to see how well non-Scottish actors adopt Scottish accent. Actors speaking in their own country’s accent rarely get much attention but they are worth talking about as well. While watching Outlaw King, it quickly became clear that Chris Pine… Continue reading Tony Curran’s accent in ‘Outlaw King’
I promised to update my post about Chris Pine’s Scottish accent in Outlaw King once I watched the full film – so here we go 😀 First off, I need to say: Watching this movie made me ridiculously proud, happy, and grateful to live in this beautiful country. The scenery alone made this movie a… Continue reading ‘Outlaw King’ update or ‘About Intonation’
Living in Scotland and being surrounded by the beautiful sounds of Scottish accents has tuned my ears to the many varieties spoken here. It also made me rather critical of foreign actors’ accents who are playing Scottish characters. The most recent attempt is Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Netflix’s… Continue reading ‘Outlaw King’ and Chris Pine’s Scottish Accent
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