So apparently, acquiring a particular accent is not a bad thing. Boohoo you neanderthal folks!

Anglophonism

Thursday’s posts look at sociolinguistics or child language acquisition: accents, stereotypes and how children learn to speak

In a recent post I was asked about children acquiring accents others than those their parents have.

We see it all the time: my family, for instance, is made up of two parents with Northern English accents and two children with Scottish accents.

You have to remember, when considering this, that the human race is fickle.

When you acquire a language, a lot more goes on than Chomsky would have you think. Of course, the theory I discussed last week has it’s good points and explains a lot of anomalies, but I say: Explain me this.

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