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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWelcome to our third week on accents, attitudes and identity, which looks at language and identity. Here we’ll explore how our identity can be conveyed through accent. To begin with, we’ll reflect on what our own accents say about us, before taking a look at how sociolinguists go about conceptualising and studying the connection between accent and identity. Later on, we’ll even take a look at how theories about language attitudes can be applied to what we see everyday on TV and in films.

Welcome to Week 3!

Welcome back to the third week of our course.

To start proceedings, Dr Claire Childs offers an overview of what to expect this week.

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