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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWelcome to our fourth and final week on accents, attitudes and identity, where we’ll look more closely at language attitudes. As learners on this course, you’ll no doubt have come across attitudes toward accents in your everyday life - both good and bad. However, these attitudes aren’t always without consequence. From the classroom, to the legal system, to voice-assisted technology, the potential for discrimination based on accent is all around us. In this week, we’ll explore the implications of accent discrimination in everyday life. To get us started, let’s consider the following

Skip to 0 minutes and 34 secondsquestion: have you ever felt discriminated in any way due to your accent?

Welcome to Week 4!

We have come to our final week already… but there is still further learning to share.

In this introductory video, Dr Dominic Watt explains what we’ll be covering in the final steps of our course.

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Accents, Attitudes and Identity

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