Re: Accent Reduction
I had this experience back in the 1980s, when a supervisor suggested that I lose my West Texas accent….suspecting what was coming, I asked why. At first she said it was difficult to understand. More questions produced more negative answers. When she got to "people view southern accents as less intelligent", I think she realized what I was doing because she dropped the matter and it was never raised again. And this woman had a Mexican accent!