Speech and Prejudice

28 January 2013

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The BBC’s World Service: it allows ethnic accents; why not the UK Beeb?

Am I prejudiced? Probably; most of us are. Some of us try to cut down a little, a bit like saying “make me chaste Lord, but not yet”. Sometimes though, my subconscious prejudice alerts me to a wider, more insidious bias. This morning I heard the sveldt new voice of BBC News science, from the larynx of one Jason Palmer. I don’t care for his tone; it’s smooth, glutinous and Read the rest of this entry »

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