Volume 1

Accent Discrimination and the Test of Spoken English: A Call for an Objective Assessment of the Comprehensibility of Nonnative Speakers

by Beatrice Bich-Dao Nguyen

Immigrants to the United States have been a source of national pride, but also the object of national prejudice. At times, employers have used claims of “unintelligible English” to deny jobs to accented, but otherwise qualified, applicants.

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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