Accents

Accents are associated with:

  • regional or geographic locations
  • socio-economic status
  • Ethnicity
  • Caste
  • social class

What factors form and accent?

  • Grammar choices
  • Deliberate grammar errors
  • Word usage and special meanings
  • Word choices
  • Extra vocabulary
  • Tone differences
  • Stress differences
  • Dropped sounds
  • Added sounds
  • Vowel shifts

 

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