Should people change their accent?

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  • Created on: 22-12-15 17:30
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  • Should people have to change their accent
    • 80% of employers admit to discrimination
      • 67% of Britons feel it is okay to change accent for job.
    • Politicians change accent based on where visiting
      • Tony Blair- "linguistic chameleon
      • Leaves open to cultural appropriation
        • Ali G- stigmatises London accents.
      • Subconsciously many people adapt
    • 8% try to sound more posh
      • Beckhams try to sound more posh.
      • 4% less posh
      • Estuary English more popular
      • BBC voices used to be considered right way to speak.
    • Tarnishing your heritage
    • Covert prestige
      • Establishes bonds between social groups


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