1) What broad generalizations can you make about a speakers’ pronunciation? (2) What does a linguistic expert say about the generalization you have made? (use your textbook or any book or journal) Analyzing any ONE of the accents (audio files below), how would you describe it in broad terms? You are not required to use specific linguistic jargon …yet… (such as Roberto inserts a word-initial schwa before certain consonant clusters or Jeannette’s interlingual [th] is manifested as [t] or a [d], depending on the voicing of the original word ) but give broad generalizations using the terms that you have learned to the best of your ability. If you are completely understanding this material then by all means, use some of the terms from the above examples. Please remember that you are no longer part of the general population who believes that Standard American English is the only “correct” version of English. In the past, students have described certain features of some of the below dialects as “wrong” or “incorrect.” Your task is to describe the speech sample without passing judgement on what is correct or incorrect. Are you having trouble putting the analysis into words? If you are having trouble with this assignment, try to describe the dialect in comparison to yours. Your job is not to judge and say which consonants are incorrectly pronounced, but comment if their vowels sound like yours (or not) or if the consonants sound like what you would expect, or if they sound like other consonants. Then, you can summarize by using a personal anecdote. If you analyzed a sample that comes from your same region (or if you have traveled to this area, or have family from this area), is it a fair representation of this region? In your experience, do most people from this region speak this way?