Giant leap – just give me a sec.
New research has found that Neil Armstrong's strong midwestern accent is making it impossible for us to work out what he actually said when he first set foot on the moon.
Shakespeare’s use of dialect is a key argument used by those who stand by the traditional author. But these so-called “Warwickshire dialect” words are nothing of the sort.
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During the 20th century, English accents began to pick up traits from the capital. In the west of Scotland, though, something different has been going on.
The future is one of multiple Englishes.
At what point does a wildly speculative idea become worthy of national and international press coverage?
The idea that the Australian accent may be the product of drunkenness in early European settlers is wildly speculative. And yet it has gained international attention in the past week. Why?
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Recruiters at top firms have been found to favour posher candidates. But research shows Yorkshire accents are perceived as the most intelligent.
How much does the way we speak affect the way people perceive us – and should it really matter in contemporary Australia?
Within Australia, there has historically been a clear social distinction between Cultivated (British-oriented) and Broad or General, distinctly Australian ways of speaking.
It will get easier.
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Being able to communicate effectively in a foreign language is a challenge faced by many of us. If you’re a newcomer to a country, conveying a message in a language that is not your mother tongue is often…