Adults aren't the only language teachers: six-year-olds still produce sounds differently than adults, but toddlers are extremely good at understanding the speech of children six years and older.
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When you listen very closely, the Duchess of Sussex still sounds like she's from Los Angeles.
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Research reveals the flaws in earwitness testimony – and why better guidelines are needed.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
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.
The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are.
Friendly regionals or smart standards – everyone has their own opinion.
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?
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.
When British singers step up to the microphone many adopt an American accent. Grime is the exception.
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner has received abuse for the way she speaks, just as polticians are accused of failing to represent the people.
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.
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.
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?
Recruiters at top firms have been found to favour posher candidates. But research shows Yorkshire accents are perceived as the most intelligent.