Accent and Dialect Studies

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Trudgill- 4 different contexts

Asked speakers to define own social class and found women used more of the standard form as an attempt to elevate their social class. Men used vernacular form as not bothered about social class. 68% of the women were incorrect on their social class.


Done in 3 different department stores- one respresenting each social class. Found the 2nd time of asking speakers changed their accent. Upper…


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