高考In recent years, however, young upper middle-class people in London, have begun to adopt some regional accents, in order to hide their class origins.
高考These accents were seen as "common" and "ugly".
六级By speaking with the local accent.
高考Most people said this accent sounded 'educated' and 'soft'.
高考One unchanging aspect of a British person's class position is accent.
六级Realizing that this particular audience would find his regional accent unattractive, Larry planned to speak with an accent that would be more acceptable to his audience.
高考British attitudes towards accent have a long tradition.
高考A study of British accents during 1970s found that a voice sounding like a BBC newsreader was viewed as the most attractive voice.
高考This suggests that British attitudes towards accent have deep roots and are based on class prejudice.
高考The accents placed at the bottom in this study, on the other hand, were regional地区的city accents.
高考A person's accent reflects his class.
高考However, a similar study of British accents in the US turned these results upside down and placed some regional accents as the most attractive and BBC english as the least.