Tag Archives: serp-accent

  1. What Is Accent Prestige Theory?

    No accent is more correct than another. And, here’s the irony. None of us talk the same way all the time. So why do we think some accents sound better than others?
  2. Accent Marks: Do We Really Need Them?

    Fancy? Fundamental? Or just plain frustrating to deal with? Accent marks draw a mixed reaction from people.  So, do we really need them? Let’s take a look.  What is an accent mark, anyway? Accent marks are diacritic marks, which are added to a letter or character to set them apart from others and “give it a particular phonetic value, to indicate stress, etc.” That makes sense, …