Skip to content

Debate: Accent origins

Updated Sunday 29th April 2007

Ben From The North appeared as a guest in the forums, and asked about the origins of accents.

Speech bubbles Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images I'm doing an A level in English Language and i was just wondering where do accents come from and why do we have them? and if we didn't have them what would we loose. Do we have anything to gain if state schools taught children to speak in RP or a modified version of it?

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?