Don’t Believe a Word

Don’t Believe a Word debunks common myths about language by way of scholarship, societal trends and the author’s own passionate views on all of the above.

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Remember when Madonna moved to England and her accent became quite posh? According to David Shariatmadari, we shouldn’t scoff at the pop superstar, or at anyone else whose accent changes with their location. They can’t help it, thanks to a linguistic phenomenon called accommodation.

That’s but one interesting tidbit in the information-packed Don’t Believe a…

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