Friday, October 3, 2014

Bad linguistics

Gawker is holding a tournament right now to determine the "ugliest" accent in America.

Josef Fruehwald, a linguist and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, has some issues with the tournament.  Basically, he feels it's helping to spread linguistic discrimination, since the so-called "ugly" accents tend to be associated with people from the working class.  Read his thoughts here: http://val-systems.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/americas-ugliest-accent-somethings-ugly.html

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