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    General American

    Could anyone give a list some famous speakers of General American?

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    Re: General American

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    Could anyone give a list some famous speakers of General American?
    What is "General American"?

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    Re: General American

    Like British Received Pronunciation,General American is a standard variety of American English accent widely spoken in many American films,TV series,national news, commercial ads,and American radio broadcasts.

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    Re: General American

    Pretty much any American movie or TV series, or news or radio broadcast, is going to give you speakers of a fairly neutral American accent, just as you defined it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: General American

    How can we acquire a neutral accent that is free from regional associations given that every accent is a product of the region where it originated? I don't think that there are many people who consciously attempt to acquire a neutral accent.

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    Re: General American

    People who aspire to work in journalism do. Actors do. But otherwise, we don't care. We're from where we are from and our speech patterns are part of that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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