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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.

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You Say Potato

You Say Potato

A Book About Accents

Hardback256pp

9781447249696     Product Code: 221971

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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.

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