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An Analyzation of the Film American Tongues The film American Tongues discusses different accents and dialects in the United States Its interesting to see how in one country there can be so many accents and so many different ways of saying expressions An accent or dialect means the words we use and how we pronounce them As stated in the movie It doesnt mean slang which includes words and expressions that are passing fads The movie focuses on the way people perceive others with different accents There are many stereotypes that are associated with different accents One good point that was made in the film is that depending on your accent people might judge you by the way you talk and how you say it People might not like someone because of their accent therefore people are quick to pass judgment They also make judgments about a specific area due to their accents The movie gives examples of how this is true People from the south are probably considered to be uneducated by northerners This has to do with the fact that the emphasis is more on agriculture than it is on the north therefore there is less need for education This is where the stereotype comes from that southerners are uneducated People are prejudice against southern accents because they feel that their accent equals ignorance and racism Its ignorant and nave to judge people by their accents because one cannot judge character by something that is not in their hands Another interesting point that is discussed in the film is the way people think they dont have an accent and everyone else does For instance southerners think that northerners are the ones that have the accent and hard to understand In the film there is a scene in which a resident from Ohio says how she has no accent and how she speaks plain English People are immune to hear the accent
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