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Working-class and ethnic minority accents in south-east England judged as less intelligent – new research

By Amanda Cole, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science) Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
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There’s been much – and rightful – scrutiny of prejudice towards accents in the north of England. For instance, research has highlighted teachers with northern accents being told to “posh up” and northern university students being ridiculed for their accent.

But there is also prejudice towards accents in south-east England.…


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