The Weight of Speaking English

Accent Prestige Theory

When you interact with someone with an accent, what are your initial thoughts? What judgments do you make…. when a word is mispronounced or the grammar isn’t quite right? Do you want to giggle? Does it grate you in some way? Go on, be honest. What are your thoughts? Do you put it down to the lack of education or even the lack of intelligence? How much does where the person…

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