Australia and New Zealand are neighbours but our accents are quite different. We even have different words for things.
The short answer is that the accent you have depends on the people you grew up with and the history of the place that you live in.
Trainee teachers with northern accents are under pressure to speak ‘the Queen’s English’ in the classroom.
Let me guess where you’re from.
The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are.
One man’s soothing sound can be another’s harsh tones.
Friendly regionals or smart standards – everyone has their own opinion.
Language matters in every class: English, math, history and science.
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In English and science alike, every student and teacher brings his or her own language patterns to class. But how can educators make sure that language bias doesn't harm student achievement?
Gogglebox, where you watch people watching TV.
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Cult TV show Gogglebox is more than light entertainment: it shows the diverse reality of Australian English, going beyond stereotypes about what Australians sound like.
Grime artist Bugzy Malone.
When British singers step up to the microphone many adopt an American accent. Grime is the exception.
Angela Rayner has hit out at critics of her accent.
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner has received abuse for the way she speaks, just as polticians are accused of failing to represent the people.
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.
No’ playin’ ba’
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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