Teacher changes accent to avoid 'village idiot' tag

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Release date: 23/2/2017


A Bristolian teacher explains how he has modified his accent since teaching in Manchester, as a means to avoid the perceived negative stereotypes of his native accent.

Media coverage

TitleBBC News
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionPlease see link below for my article on a teacher's accent modification, involving a switch from a rhotic to a non-rhotic accent, given that the former can be seen as 'unsophisticated' in modern-day Britain.

PersonsAlexander Baratta

Media contributions

TitleTeacher changes accent to avoid 'village idiot' tag
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionHere I discuss the changes a Bristolian teacher has made to his accent to accommodate his teaching in Manchester.
PersonsHannah Richardson