BBC FUTURE: What does your accent say about you?

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Release date: 9/3/2018

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In the UK, some school teachers even have been asked to modify their accents to sound less regional. Of course, says the University of Manchester’s Alexander Baratta, while some people find regional accents to sound less educated, others think they sound more in-touch, sincere and friendly and that posh accents are more cold or arrogant. (This may be one reason why the Queen has been toning down her RP voice throughout the decades.) Some studies have found that people from Yorkshire seem to sound more honest than Londoners, for instance.

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TitleWhat does your accent say about you?
Media name/outletBBC Future
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/03/18
DescriptionIn the UK, some school teachers even have been asked to modify their accents to sound less regional. Of course, says the University of Manchester’s Alexander Baratta, while some people find regional accents to sound less educated, others think they sound more in-touch, sincere and friendly and that posh accents are more cold or arrogant. (This may be one reason why the Queen has been toning down her RP voice throughout the decades.) Some studies have found that people from Yorkshire seem to sound more honest than Londoners, for instance.
URLwww.bbc.com/future/story/20180307-what-does-your-accent-say-about-you
PersonsAlexander Baratta