Research shows stigma is attached to regional accents


Researchers from King's College London found that class divide and snobbery still exist over regional British accents.

The study showed that people with posher accents were often viewed as elitist and out of touch.

Broadcaster Tessa Dunlop was brought up in the Highlands but is known for having a posh voice, while comedian Susan Murray is from Wolverhampton.

They tell Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey about the stigma attached to certain accents.

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