Accents and dialects linguists

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  • Accents and dialects
    • 60% of employers would discriminate against someone based on their accent.
    • One in five people would change their accent to sound more posh.
    • Cazden
      • Working class children needed more prompting for info.
    • Bernstein
      • Restricted vs elaborated code.
    • Trudgill
      • 'Ng' most pronounced variable amongst middle class.
    • Milroy
      • Covert prestige enforced amongst close knit groups.
    • Midland accent most disliked
    • 4% make themselves less posh. 8% more posh.


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