Here’s why people might discriminate against foreign accents – new research

If someone asked you to read this text aloud in a French accent or an Italian one, you would likely understand what that means and be able to produce some version of it, even if it’s not entirely accurate (assuming you’re not a native French or Italian speaker).

You might even adopt one spontaneously if quoting from The Godfather.

  • Shiri Lev-Ari
  • The Conversation

On the face of it, we often enjoy hearing different accents…

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