Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:34 AM
I think she is fine, but after watching these videos from a few years ago it's clear she is talking differently
Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:45 AM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:01 AM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:58 PM
Now, what might come closest to what you consider "Standard English" might be what is called Received Pronunciation (RP), and that's what the BBC sounded like before the likes of Lucy Hockings came on board with her Kiwi (or more accurately, Kywy) accent. But that is not "Standard English". You will be hard-pressed to find an American who is trying to "de-accentize" (as you say) him or herself speaking with RP. I.e., RP is still very much British/English.
What I'm trying to say is: not being able to understand a certain accent does not mean the other party is not speaking "Standard English". It simply means you yourself were not raised in an environment in which that accent was widely spoken.
Now, back to Anna Coren, I've never seen her on CNN (bad timing in Europe). However, from her YouTube videos, I think she speaks fine. But she's definitely characteristically Aussie (accent and otherwise). Of course, I am a native speaker and dabble in linguistics, so maybe that's just me.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:38 AM
Enough with the blue CNN. Seriously. Please bring back the color panels.
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