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The Politics of Accents

Wednesday, August 30, 2017  
Posted by: Julie Hill
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Our accents are an intimate part of who we are, central to how we express ourselves in speech. They can reveal things about our identity and background, such as where we come from or lived for a long time, what kind of education we received, and what our economic class might be. Accents signal things about us even more immediately than vocabulary and grammar do.

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