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How Do Accents Work?

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  1. An accent refers to the way a language is pronounced, whereas a dialect refers to that plus the grammatical rules used in speech. 00:21

  2. When a group becomes distinct, through dress or food or other cultural markers, their accent also becomes distinct. 01:29

  3. The perception of an accent being high- or low-status isn't inherent to the accent. 05:04