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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accent_(sociolinguistics)

In sociolinguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, .... Even when the listener does understand the speaker, the presence of an accent that is difficult to ... In the United States, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on national origin, implying accents.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_American_English

Southern American English or Southern U.S. English is a large collection of related American .... Some traditional East Coast Southern accents do not exhibit this Stage 1 glide deletion, particularly in Charleston, SC and ... Southern accents originating from cities that formerly had the greatest influence and wealth in the South ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accents_of_English

Spoken English shows great variation across regions where it is the predominant language. .... As such, a single "British accent" does not exist. ..... Philippine English employs a rhotic accent that originated from the time when it was first ...

news.psu.edu/story/141216/2005/08/29/research/probing-question-how-did-regional-accents-originate

Aug 29, 2005 ... On the hot, humid streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, it's easy to pick out the locals with just one word: "'Nawlins". That's the name of their fair ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/5815/where-do-accents-and-dialects-come-from

Nov 28, 2010 ... If you start out in northern Germany, and start heading (along the ... A good way to think about why we have dialects and accents is if you don't ...

mentalfloss.com/article/29761/when-did-americans-lose-their-british-accents

Jan 17, 2012 ... Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American ...

io9.com/5919805/the-science-of-accents

Jun 22, 2012 ... ... accents ringing in our ears. But where exactly do accents come from in the first place? How do we get them? What's the mechanism by which ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-did-Americans-Lose-British-accents-ask-smithsonian-180955291

When did the early colonists stop sounding British and start sounding American? ... Over time, the changes went beyond accent to include different words and ...

www.livescience.com/33652-americans-brits-accents.html

Jan 9, 2012 ... At the time of the American Revolution, Americans and British people spoke the same. It was the British accent that later diverged.