The politics of language

Here is a short post to start the new academic year on a topic which could go on for ever … or maybe it has!

How important is accent? And for a moment let’s forget about students and think of “native” speakers.

accent

Where is English going in India? Read this.

Regional accents in America, particularly Southern? Read this.

Now it is back to class (upper, middle, lower?? can you tell by the accent???).

Good luck.

 

 

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