Topic Reading-Vol.2247-6/6/2018

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Topic Reading-Vol.2247-6/6/2018

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2018/06/06 Topic Reading-Vol.2247-6/6/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

What does your accent say about you?

Accent is a distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular region, social class, or sometimes education. A well-known example is American English and British English. Indeed, people who live in the other side of the pond speak quite differently from each other, though they share the same origin. However, not all the people in Britain or the US speak the same way. There are distinct regional accents within both countries, such as Boston accent and Sothern accent in the U.S., and Liverpool accent and Irish accent in the U.K. There is also a noticeable difference in pronunciation by social class, such as received pronunciation, or the Queens English, and Cockney English, the accent of working-class Londoners.

Whichever the case is, studies found that people seem to have a natural preference for familiar accent, even babies and children who are not as socially biased as adults.

Do people stereotype others by accent?

Enjoy reading and learn what accent means to people.

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