Accent Modification as a Raciolinguistic Ideology: A Commentary in Response to Burda et al. (2022)


  • Vishnu K. K. Nair University of Reading
  • Reem Khamis Adelphi University
  • Sharia Ali Alberta College of Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Fraibet Aveledo University of Reading
  • Britta Biedermann Curtin University
  • Olivia Blake New York University
  • Maria Rosa Brea New York University
  • Lilly Cheng San Diego State University
  • Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Denise Cruz New York University
  • Ian Cushing Edge Hill University
  • Beatriz de Diego-Lázaro University of Valladolid
  • Amanda Eads New York University
  • Mariam El Amin University of Georgia
  • Leah Fabiano-Smith University of Pittsburgh
  • Alicia Morrison Fagbemi New York University
  • Alisha Brown Gandhi New York University
  • Erica Saldívar García New York University
  • Abigail Hackett Sheffield Hallam University
  • Jon Henner University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Li Hsieh Wayne State University
  • Timothy Huang West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Farha Najah Hussain New York University
  • Yvette D. Hyter Western Michigan University
  • Rowland Anthony Imperial University of Oxford
  • Nadhiya Ito Los Angeles Speech & Language Therapy Center
  • Holly Joseph University of Reading
  • Draško Kašćelan University of Essex
  • Gabriella Licata University of California, Berkeley
  • Ching-Ching Lin Adelphi University
  • Andrea A.N. MacLeod University of Alberta
  • Mariam Malik University of Essex
  • Marie Adrienne Robles Manalili Autistic Collaboration Trust; Philippine Association of Speech Language Pathologists
  • Felix Antonio Matias Gannon University
  • Stephanie McMillen Syracuse University
  • Maria Modayil Ohio University
  • Naashia Mohamed University of Auckland
  • Fatemeh Mollaei University of Reading
  • Darlene Monda New York University
  • Gemma Moya-Galé Long Island University - Brooklyn
  • Benjamin Munson University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Chloe Nkomo University of Reading
  • Lilly Padia Erikson Institute
  • Cecilia Perez University of California, Irvine
  • Chelsea Privette University of Texas at Austin
  • R.J. Risueño Arizona State University
  • Lucy Rodgers City University of London
  • Míriam Rodríguez-Guerra Lawrence University
  • Ludovica Serratrice University of Reading
  • David Ben Shannon Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Xigrid Soto-Boykin Arizona State University
  • Greta Tan Speech Language Pathologist, California
  • Lei Sun California State University, Long Beach
  • Karen Wylie Curtin University
  • Betty Yu San Francisco State University
  • Vickie Yu California State University, Northridge
  • Alyssa Hillary Zisk AssistiveWare; University of Rhode Island



accent modification, raciolingustic ideology, refugees, native speakerism, culturally sustaining approaches, accent advocacy


In this commentary, we collectively examine a recent article titled “Effectiveness of Intense Accent Modification Training with Refugees from Burma” by Burda et al. (2022). Whilst our response is aimed at revealing the theoretical and methodological shortcomings of Burda et al., it will also expose the raciolinguistic ideologies in accent modification and highlight the need for careful ethical considerations on vulnerable populations, such as refugees and asylum seekers.


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How to Cite

Nair, V. K. K., Khamis, R. ., Ali, S. ., Aveledo, F. ., Biedermann, B. ., Blake , O. ., … Zisk, A. H. . (2023). Accent Modification as a Raciolinguistic Ideology: A Commentary in Response to Burda et al. (2022). Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability, 1(1), 105–112.