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Language attitudes and correctness

In this video, Dr Claire Childs explains the link between the attitudes we have about accents and these relate to ideas of 'correct' language use.

In this video, Dr Claire Childs explains the link between the attitudes we have about accents and how these relate to ideas of ‘correct’ language use.

Let’s take some time now to reflect on the attitudes which relate to our own accents. What attitudes do you think other people might have to your accent?

  • Are there any stereotypes associated with your accent?

  • Have you had an experience of either a positive or negative reaction to your accent?

Share your thoughts with your fellow learners in the discussion below!

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Accents, Attitudes and Identity

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