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Accent as Social Symbol

Lynda Mugglestone

in Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250622
eISBN:
9780191719486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250622.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter focuses on accent as a social symbol. It argues that the drive to raise the linguistic consciousness in terms of accent is not that ‘doctrine of appropriate usage’ — the expectation, and ... More


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