THE CONVERSATION: Teachers with Northern accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why

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Release date: 17/1/2018

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The way we talk can reveal a lot about us and our origins – in terms of region, class and ethnicity. The UK has a wide variety of accents but not all are created equal – with some accents deemed to be more socially acceptable than others.

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TitleTeachers with Northern accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/01/18
DescriptionThe way we talk can reveal a lot about us and our origins – in terms of region, class and ethnicity. The UK has a wide variety of accents but not all are created equal – with some accents deemed to be more socially acceptable than others.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/teachers-with-northern-accents-are-being-told-to-posh-up-heres-why-88425
PersonsAlexander Baratta