Accents are one of the cherished hallmarks of cultural diversity.
While AI now allows us to erase accents, is this really a good idea? Besides, who doesn’t have an accent?
To address barriers that racialized women with non-native accents experience in the Canadian workplace, we need to understand what kinds of bias they face.
Recent research explores how women with non-native English accents — specifically Mandarin — fare in the Canadian job market.
Some 80% of airline incidents are caused by pilots and air traffic controllers not understanding each other.
Accents are not inherently easy or difficult to comprehend. Rather, the lack of exposure people have to a variety of accents causes communication difficulties.
Your subconscious sense of identity can influence how much your accent changes.
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Viewers of the Golden Globes noticed the actor can’t seem to shake his Elvis voice – but apparently that’s a real issue for performers.
There’s a lot to the pronunciation of the word ‘no’ in an Australian accent.
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Many people fear the disappearance of the unique way some communities speak. But accent loss is a complicated notion and embracing both language variation and change can be an important social goal.
Waxworks of the six actors to play James Bond at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood.
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007 uses an English upper-class, ‘Received Pronunciation’ accent.
Even one of the UK’s most famous couples isn’t free from accent discrimination.
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People change their accents for many reasons, but it doesn’t necessarily protect them from accentism.
Tasha Ghouri is the first deaf Islander on the popular ITV show.
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Deaf people from different parts of the world can have different accents, whether they speak, sign or both.
When you imitate the speech of others, there’s a thin line between whether it’s a social asset or faux pas.
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We often imitate styles of speech we hear – what’s known as ‘linguistic convergence.’ But a researcher wanted to see if we alter our speech based on the mere expectation of how someone will sound.
From the playground to the workplace, people from immigrant communities in the UK say accent-based racism impacts their daily lives.
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Non-standard ways of speaking are often deemed inferior, affecting schooling, social lives and job prospects.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba is sworn in as head of state in Burkina Faso on February 16 after the January military coup.
Plus, why do people with a foreign accent get a hard time – and how to prevent it. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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New research shows that increasing exposure to foreign accents makes it easier to process - and that can reduce bias which is not based on negative perceptions or prejudice.
Outdated and harmful ideas associated with certain south-east England accents are still pervasive, according to new research.
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority runs out of Bryant-Denny Stadium during bid day in 2014.
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There’s plenty to critique about sorority culture. But going after Southern accents is punching down.
Bothered by ‘expresso’? An expert on speech and language explains why you shouldn’t correct mispronunciations.
Many migrant parents are hesitant to pass their language accent onto their children. They fear this may lead them to experience discrimination. But speaking two languages has many advantages.
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Studies of bilingualism show that accents and vocabulary can change depending on your circumstances.
Barbara Windsor as Peggy Mitchel in the BBC soap opera Eastenders.
Barbara Windsor was the Cockney queen of EastEnders but you’re more likely to hear her famous accent in Essex now rather than London.