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Which accent, in America, is considered standard? In Brazil it's the southeast accent, actually comprising Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo's, although "cleansing" them from strong traits... does something similar happen to American standard accent?

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I believe there is no agreed upon answer, but I would guess that west coast/Hollywood is the most global.

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I believe there is no agreed upon answer, but I would guess that west coast/Hollywood is the most global.

Yeah, I think so as well. There kind of is a General American or Standard American accent, or "broadcast English/news reader English" as some people call it, which is mostly based on the West Coast and Midlands accents. As I've read, the unwritten rule in American TV is that you're not really supposed to sound like you're from anywhere (aka have a strong regional accent).


The Hollywood accent is probably dominant due to the overwhelming popularity of Hollywood movies, shows made and set in California and the general influence of California on the rest of the US and the world.

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Kosta.Cirkovic wrote:
I believe there is no agreed upon answer, but I would guess that west coast/Hollywood is the most global.
Yeah, I think so as well. There kind of is a General American or Standard American accent, or "broadcast English/news reader English" as some people call it, which is mostly based on the West Coast and Midlands accents. As I've read, the unwritten rule in American TV is that you're not really supposed to sound like you're from anywhere (aka have a strong regional accent).
The Hollywood accent is probably dominant due to the overwhelming popularity of Hollywood movies, shows made and set in California and the general influence of California on the rest of the US and the world.
Yes, exactly the same in Brazil with Portuguese.

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