A Book About Accents
9781447249696   Product Code: 21971
Everyone has an accent, though many of us think that we don't. What does ours say about us - and what do we assume about others when we hear theirs? Actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English, from Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation. Authoritative and packed with anecdotes, this book celebrates the rich variety of the English language.