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Accents, attitudes and identity

An insightful look into how accents, attitudes and identity interact and the chance to engage with one of the largest centres for the study of sociolinguistics in the UK. 

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Four weeks  

The taught course for 2020 has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start.

Language and Linguistic Science

This course is for anyone interested in finding out more about sociolinguistics. Topics include:

  • attitudes to accents in the UK
  • how sociolinguists measure accents and attitudes
  • the relationship between accents and identity
  • why accents matter in the real world

The course is particularly useful for sixth form students looking to study English language or linguistics at university. It could be used as supporting evidence in your UCAS personal statement.

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