Evaluating English Accents Worldwide

A page describing an archived research project into attitudes toward different English accents.

This was the first extensive project to investigate current attitudes and evaluations of the various “standard” accents of English over a wide area of the world. We attempted to ascertain and analyse the current status and attributes associated with middle-of-the-road American (Inland Northern), English (Near-RP), and general Australian and New Zealand accents.

This project previously had a website which was hosted at the University of Otago, but was taken down some years ago. I’m now putting it up here for archival purposes.

This site was last extensively updated in around 2006

Link to the sub-site here


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