Accents are constantly changing.
People with a common history – often due to significant geographic or social barriers – often share genetics and language. New research finds that even a dialect can act as a barrier within a group.
There’s a lot to the pronunciation of the word ‘no’ in an Australian accent.
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.
Fear of strangers extends beyond racism and discrimination against people who look like they might come from another place – it includes people who sound different, too.
Examining current attitudes to accents in Britain, do the same biases hold true as they did 50 years ago and what does that mean when it comes to the interview process?
The Aussie accent has been lambasted as “lazy”, but this view doesn’t come from the facts.
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
Viewers are taking to Twitter to display their prejudice about Islanders’ accents.
When it comes to radio drama, accents can be as important as the script itself.
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.
One way to help opera lose its elitist image is to write new ones in regional accents. But can classically trained singers adapt their style?
Friendly regionals or smart standards – everyone has their own opinion.