In the ever-increasingly international world of scholarly communications, one runs into a wide variety of accents from a wide variety of places. In the video below, dialect coach Erik Singer breaks down the differences between some common regional accents, and offers tips on how to tell an Australian from a New Zealander, someone from the south of England versus someone from the north, and differences between native speakers from New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Some potential fun cocktail hour conversation for your next conference.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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Eric Singer’s accent sounds very Canadian. I would have difficulty identifying him as an American.

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