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Rob Drummond: You're All Talk (2023, Scribe Publications) 2 stars

Review of "You're All Talk"

2 stars

Very light and readable introduction to the phenomenon of accentism, a form of discrimination and stereotyping based on dialect, accent, or how a person uses language in general.

The subject is fascinating and as far as I know, there are not (m)any public-facing books dealing with it. In addition to writing this book, the author has also started a website, that aims to raise awareness of the phenomenon: accentism.org/.

The focus is relatively narrow, discussing accentism mostly from a British perspective, using examples from British pop culture, that people from other countries may find hard to relate to.

Many interesting points are made about language hegemony and perceived "standard forms" of language use and pronunciation. According to Drummond, deviations from the perceived standard should not be seen as a problem that the speaker must correct by changing his or her accent. Instead, the author suggests that listeners should be …

Rob Drummond: You're All Talk (2023, Scribe Publications) 2 stars

Review of "You're All Talk"

2 stars

Very light and readable introduction to the phenomenon of accentism, a form of discrimination and stereotyping based on dialect, accent, or how a person uses language in general.

The subject is fascinating and as far as I know, there are not (m)any public-facing books dealing with it. In addition to writing this book, the author has also started a website, that aims to raise awareness of the phenomenon: accentism.org/.

The focus is relatively narrow, discussing accentism mostly from a British perspective, using examples from British pop culture, that people from other countries may find hard to relate to.

Many interesting points are made about language hegemony and perceived "standard forms" of language use and pronunciation. According to Drummond, deviations from the perceived standard should not be seen as a problem that the speaker must correct by changing his or her accent. Instead, the author suggests that listeners should be …