AS AQA English Language Accent & Dialect Theorists

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Labov
He studied language on Martha's Vineyard, a popular tourist island in the USA. Where he found that younger residents were unconsciously adopting older rural forms of the local accent, and fishermen were accentuating their accent against tourists.
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Eckert
Jocks spoke in a socially prestigious way, reflecting their middle class background. Burnouts used the urban accent of the Detroit neighbourhood.
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Howard Giles
Developed an accommodation theory, suggesting we alter our speech to fit with people we're talking to (converge and divergence).
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Gary Ives
A sociolinguist, investigated code switching among MLE speakers, and discovered that many of the MLE speaking youth felt it set them apart from others.
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Paul Kerswill
Professor of sociolinguists at York, made it clear that there are core users of MLE, and 'to them it is a dialect and an accent. It doesn't have slang with it'.
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Emine Sinmaz (for Daily Mail)
Emine Sinmaz supported the idea that MLE is portrayed negatively by stating in an article that the MLE accent is "most prevalent in East London, among people with few opportunities"
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Jocks spoke in a socially prestigious way, reflecting their middle class background. Burnouts used the urban accent of the Detroit neighbourhood.

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Eckert

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Developed an accommodation theory, suggesting we alter our speech to fit with people we're talking to (converge and divergence).

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A sociolinguist, investigated code switching among MLE speakers, and discovered that many of the MLE speaking youth felt it set them apart from others.

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Professor of sociolinguists at York, made it clear that there are core users of MLE, and 'to them it is a dialect and an accent. It doesn't have slang with it'.

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