Understanding the Relationship Between Language and Culture Everyone has an accent. What accents do you personally dislike or find irritating? Describe a situation in which you reacted this way to a variety (dialect) of English other than your own. After reading this essay, do you have any insights into your own reactions? The U.S. is a place where people from different countries and cultures come to life. Think of your encounter with a person not born in the U.S. and describe how your conversation with that person was hindered because of your nationality and linguistic differences. If there were any communication difficulties how were they resolved? In responding to this question, please consider different elements that were introduced in this essay, such as syntax, phonology, morphology, pragmatics, and cultural differences.