Accent Honing and Neutralisation

Accent Honing and Neutralisation: Language learners often neglect honing a good accent in favor of focusing on grammar and vocabulary — but it’s important to practice your accent too. The demand for a neutral global accent in the call centre industry is seeing Indian workers stripped of their mother tongue.

  • Accent is the part of dialect concerning local pronunciation. Vocabulary and grammar are described elsewhere; see List of dialects of the English language.


  • Secondary English speakers tend to carry over the intonation and phonetics of their mother tongue in English speech

For example  English language in England:

  • Northern (In the northeast, local speech is akin to Scots) Cheshire. Cumbrian (Cumbria including Barrovian in Barrow-in-Furness) …
  • East Midlands.
  • West Midlands. Black Country. Brummie (Birmingham) …
  • East Anglian. Norfolk. Suffolk.
  • Received Pronunciation. …
  • West Country. Anglo-Cornish.
  • Accents arise because people that speak the same language separate geographically or socially and the versions of the shared language they speak being to differentiate from each other.
  • This could be because the two groups are geographically closer to different languages.


What do you mean by neutral accent?

  • It means an accent that is easy on all ears across the globe, an accent that is understood by all in the international community, no matter who the listener is an American, British, Australian or a Canadian or people from any other country.
  • This Accent is called neutral accent.