Accent Modification for Speakers With Indian Accents: Speech Characteristics and an Assessment Framework In this paper, I present accent-related variations unique to Asian-Indian speakers of English in the United States and identify specific speech and language features that contribute to an “Indian accent.” I present a model to answer some key questions related to assessment of Indian accents and help set a strong ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2012
Accent Modification for Speakers With Indian Accents: Speech Characteristics and an Assessment Framework
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  • Amee P. Shah
    Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Amee Shah is an associate professor in the Speech and Hearing Department at Cleveland State University. She is a certified speech-language pathologist. Her research interests involve cross-language speech perception and production, with a focus on foreign accentedness.
    Amee Shah is an associate professor in the Speech and Hearing Department at Cleveland State University. She is a certified speech-language pathologist. Her research interests involve cross-language speech perception and production, with a focus on foreign accentedness.×
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Article   |   March 01, 2012
Accent Modification for Speakers With Indian Accents: Speech Characteristics and an Assessment Framework
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, March 2012, Vol. 19, 12-20. doi:10.1044/cds19.1.12
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, March 2012, Vol. 19, 12-20. doi:10.1044/cds19.1.12

In this paper, I present accent-related variations unique to Asian-Indian speakers of English in the United States and identify specific speech and language features that contribute to an “Indian accent.” I present a model to answer some key questions related to assessment of Indian accents and help set a strong foundation for accent modification services.

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