Accents are like opinions: everybody’s got one. But how do opinions affect accents?
Listeners want to know: Why do people seem to lose their accent when they sing? And is there any reason why we think some accents sound attractive and others less so?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie talk it over on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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NSW HSC: Back to the future in first major overhaul of the syllabus in 20 years
NSW HSC syllabus overhaul places focus on English grammar and Asian history
The Australian Curriculum (AUTOMATIC PDF DOWNLOAD)
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HSC overhaul to be announced
The Irish accent voted sexiest in the world
Why Are Some Accents Sexier than Others?
What makes a language attractive – its sound, national identity or familiarity?
Why are some accents more attractive?
How German Sounds Compared To Other Languages (Ultimate / Full Version)
How beautiful German sounds compared to other languages
Trudgill: Acts of Conflicting Identity: The Sociolinguistics of British Pop-song Pronunciation
Trudgill on Pop Song Pronunciation
Indie girl singer introduces us to her kitchen
On singing accents
Why British Singers Lose Their Accents When Singing
Talking tactics: Rihanna and the pop stars who change accent
Hot takes and hysteria: it’s time to park identity politics
‘Don’t play identity politics!’ The primal scream of the straight white male
RationalWiki: Identity politics
Stop saying identity politics caused Trump
The Combahee River Collective Statement
The Debate We Have To Have: Identity Politics And The Left
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