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Sociolinguistics examines how language is meaningfully linked to social differences between people, be it in terms of their geographical origin, their social class, their age or their gender.
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Leanne Wood fires back at critics over her Valleys accent

Leanne Wood fires back at critics over her Valleys accent | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it

'If I had a pound for every time I was called thick because of my accent, I'd be minted now'
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7 Movie Jokes You Missed If You Only Speak English

7 Movie Jokes You Missed If You Only Speak English | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
We don't need foreign language classes, just classes that tell us all the best foreign cinematic jokes.
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Why do actors struggle with the Northern Irish accent? - BBC News

Why do actors struggle with the Northern Irish accent? - BBC News | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Why do actors struggle to get the Northern Irish accent right?
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No English at home: Nunavut parents go to great lengths to teach children Inuktitut

No English at home: Nunavut parents go to great lengths to teach children Inuktitut | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Frustrated with the Inuktitut language stream in Nunavut’s schools, some parents are taking it upon themselves to teach their kids the Inuit language at home.
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Bilingualism, though derided, is the language of modern politics

Bilingualism, though derided, is the language of modern politics | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Both the political left and the right have problems with bilingualism on the campaign trail. However, at one time, White House occupants spoke several languages fluently.
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The BBC was trying to find someone to say 'Welsh language should die'

The BBC was trying to find someone to say 'Welsh language should die' | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it

'BBC Radio 5 Live are looking for someone to talk about why the Welsh language should die - could you do this?'
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Brexit Blends Caught Fire. Why Haven’t Pokémon Portmanteaus?

Brexit Blends Caught Fire. Why Haven’t Pokémon Portmanteaus? | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s new augmented reality game for smartphones, seems primed for wordplay. Equal parts beloved and bemoaned, the overnight hit is s
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What's the French for 'whose coat is that jacket?'

What's the French for 'whose coat is that jacket?' | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Want to know how to say 'cheers drive' or 'I'll do it now in a minute' in the local lingo as you head off to support Bale and the boys in France? Then look no further...
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Philippe Blanchet : «Rejeter un accent, c’est toucher à l’identité de l’être»

Philippe Blanchet : «Rejeter un accent, c’est toucher à l’identité de l’être» | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Selon le sociolinguiste Philippe Blanchet, la glottophobie, discrimination liée à une façon de parler, est un phénomène très répandu en France. Dès 1970, l’élite a considéré que la norme était la prononciation parisienne. Tous les accents ne pénalisent pas de la même façon : celui des banlieues est le plus mal vu.
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Speaking SLANG is as good for your brain as being bilingual

Speaking SLANG is as good for your brain as being bilingual | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
The findings on bi-dialectalism are published in the journal Cognition, following a study by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cyprus.
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The Largest Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender, Ever

The Largest Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender, Ever | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles.
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Interview: William Labov | 7 Questions to a Linguist

Interview: William Labov | 7 Questions to a Linguist | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
A conversation with linguist William Labov on his early days in the field, language change, and the painful convictions and truths of linguistic study.
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Does drinking Brecon Carreg keep you well and Welsh…? - Brecon Carreg

Does drinking Brecon Carreg keep you well and Welsh…? - Brecon Carreg | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Mercedes Durham's insight:

Range of Welsh English respellings.

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Why So Many Disney Villains Sound 'Gay' | VICE | United States

The new documentary ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ explores the surprising number of mincing, sibilant animated villains with a penchant for extravagant hats.
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Why Americans Are So Bloody Awful at British Accents

Why Americans Are So Bloody Awful at British Accents | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Bridget Jones’s Baby opens this week, its trailers blanketing televisions at gyms across this great land. (I assume that the only time anyone watches
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Talking right: I lost my Appalachian accent to fit in. Now I want it back

Talking right: I lost my Appalachian accent to fit in. Now I want it back | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
I forced my vowels into shape and it worked: I got into graduate school. I got a PhD. I learned to pass. But I lost my voice in the process
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Welsh-speaking or Not - Why We Should All Take on the Trolls

Welsh-speaking or Not - Why We Should All Take on the Trolls | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
It's August. The political silly season. A Tory politician in has attempted to get into the headlines by claiming he has found a record breaking weed
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Why the Eisteddfod should welcome English speakers with open arms

Why the Eisteddfod should welcome English speakers with open arms | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it

The Gorsedd should take it as a huge compliment that so many people believed if they honoured the Welsh football team it would be the ultimate accolade
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An earful and accent that's distinctly Philly

An earful and accent that's distinctly Philly | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
As Mo Rocca discovers, the Philadelphia dialect is easy to spot but can be difficult to define
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Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers

Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
More than four decades after she appeared in a Los Angeles County welfare office, her fate is unclear – but she has changed the lives of those who knew her
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I’ve got a northern accent but I’m not working-class. So what am I? | Rebecca Hardy

I’ve got a northern accent but I’m not working-class. So what am I? | Rebecca Hardy | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, Andy Burnham, there are loads of us walking around with a barm cake in our John Lewis bag
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There’s nowt wrong with dialects, nothing broke ass about slang | Stan Carey

There’s nowt wrong with dialects, nothing broke ass about slang | Stan Carey | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
Policing children’s language encourages them to think nonstandard English is substandard. Linguistic diversity should be celebrated, not banned
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Do You Like Dialect Quizzes? You Have a French Bicyclist To Thank

Do You Like Dialect Quizzes? You Have a French Bicyclist To Thank | Sociolinguistics Links | Scoop.it
How a 19th century "human transcribing machine" inspired generations of linguists.
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Welsh sound 'trustworthy'

HOMEOWNERS have ranked the Welsh twang as the UK's third most trustworthy accent. Research by NICEIC, a regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, has found that of the 3,000 consumers...
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