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CLINTON, TRUMP AND ACCENTS

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Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s use of accents have received a good deal of attention in the media. Hillary Clinton was accused of changing her accent in order to sway voters — she adopted distinctly different accents tailored to whichever audience she was addressing — while Donald Trump was blasted for mocking the Indian accent. Both “put on” different accents, but their reasons for doing so — and the results — are vastly different. Why? “Code-switching”, a linguistic term which can include changing your accent depending on the situation and setting, is something people often do. (For example, a...

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