Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1993 10:23:41 -0800 From: Roger Vanderveen Subject: Diversity of accents Cynthia says: The New York Times article (Feb. 14, 1993) I mentioned earlier quotes William Stewart as saying "We all sound like TV announcers. . . . West Coast norms have taken over the whole country." Having been born and raised on the west coast, I have always been surrounded by people from all over the country (and world), and the diversity of accents is still alive and well. I seem to be in the minority, but I've found it easy to spot regional accents from the south, deep south, far west, midwest and northeast areas of the country. On the other hand, I've noticed TV announcers in Mississippi who have hardly a trace of a southern accent. I think William Stewart bases his reality on too much TV. -- ROger