Everyone has an accent

Nina Markl*, Catherine Lai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

In this paper, we consider how the notion "accent" in particular in the context of "accented speech" has been discussed in Interspeech publications between 2004 and 2022. We contrast the way speech technology research published in the conference has conceptualised these terms with their usage in linguistics. The point of this comparison is to: highlight significant inter-disciplinary differences in the way apparently core terms are used, discuss disadvantages of using inexact language in research, and encourage researchers to be more mindful about the use of particular short-hands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
Subtitle of host publicationInterspeech 2023
EditorsNaomi Harte, Julie Carson-Berndsen, Gareth Jones
Place of PublicationDublin
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
EventInterspeech 2023 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20 Aug 202324 Aug 2023
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameInterspeech - Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
ISSN (Electronic)2308-457X


ConferenceInterspeech 2023
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • accent
  • variation
  • accented speech


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