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Socio Linguist

Native Tongue: Speaking With a Caribbean Accent

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Arlene M. Roberts

As a Caribbean islander transplanted in New York, I am often perplexed by the response even the slightest lilt can elicit, from curiosity to downright imitation. But is imitation always the highest form of flattery? The recent Super Bowl ad by Volkswagen seems to have reignited the discussion.