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What were the results of Peter Trudgill's New York and Reading study?
In New York the upper classes pronounced the post-vocalic r - in New York the post-vocalic r is prestige
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What did Peter Trudgill find in Glasgow?
The lower the social class the higher frequency of glottal stops
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What did Peter Trudgill find in Bradford and Norwich?
In both places the pronunciation of 'h' was clearly related to social class, the 'h' was pronounced much more in higher social classes
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What did Martin Montgomery find?
When expertise is being conveyed RP accents are traditionally used
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What were Howard Giles' conclusions following the capital punishment experiment?
Listeners seem to believe that those with regional accents are not hiding facts about their background
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What features did Kevin Watson study and do they show dialect levelling?
Start vowel (ae) - scouse still preferred
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What were Paul Kerswill's results?
The childrens accents were converging towards a general south east accent
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What is code switching?
The shift between language varieties in different contexts
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What is meant by the term open network?
Low density
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What is meant by the term closed network?
High density
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The lower the social class the higher frequency of glottal stops

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What did Peter Trudgill find in Glasgow?

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In both places the pronunciation of 'h' was clearly related to social class, the 'h' was pronounced much more in higher social classes

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When expertise is being conveyed RP accents are traditionally used

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Listeners seem to believe that those with regional accents are not hiding facts about their background

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