How do dialects and accents get started?
A group of people that move to a new place may or may not talk alike. As they begin to live together or close to each other, the group's children begin to speak and act like the people they live around. They talk like their parents at first, but eventually, the children develop their own accent. They develop their own words and grammar.This is their new dialect.
A First Impression
Our accent gives people a first impression. Some people may think that a person who speaks slowly like we do in the South is not very smart, but that is not true. Some people may think that someone who speaks quickly is always in a hurry or a rude person. That is not true, either. It is not good to judge someone by the way that they speak, but sometimes that is hard to do. There is no correct American accent. Still, it is impossible not to speak without giving away some information about yourself.