British accent stereotypes - 'news'

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 4 15:54:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Gillian Kyles <vaggmk at> wrote:
>  >Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>  >
>  >Forwarded from the forensic linguistics list.  (Pretty amazing that
>  >research has actually shown that people form impressions of others
>  >based on how they speak...)
>  The writer of the above should live in the South where until
>  relatively recently a certain type of Virginia accent and most other
>  rural southern accents were definitely associated with a certain
>  perceived dimness of mind!

Larry neglected to put in an explicit irony marker.

Mark Mandel

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