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Do Accents Determine How We See People?

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 What do accents say about us? Italian-sexy, French-romantic, Spanish-passionate-are these just stereotypes or do accents really imbue people with certain attributes? I was reading an article recently entitled “Very British Villains”. The author, Chi Luu, suggested that speakers of the Queens English (Received English Pronunciation) are rated to be better educated, intelligent and of a higher socioeconomic class by people who don’t speak the “Queens English”. Conversely, they are also rated to be less trustworthy, less sincere and less kind. Hollywood often casts “posh” English speaking villains such as Alan Rickman in Die Hard and Peter Cushing in Star Wars...

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