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Petyt 1977

Higher social status = less regional accent and 'h' dropping (Eliza doolittle)

Giles 1975

Lecturer's intelligence by accent... Rp=more intelligent

Sarah Wood 2002

Recreated Giles with female students. Less about social status, rp showed more intelligence. Rp less attractive

Enright 'does accent matter?'

Rp leads the prestige league. Then rural and then urban accents

David Crystal

Rp indicatea social and educational background. Obscures speakers place of birth. Cockney rhyming slang influenced by celebs

Michael Pearce

"language of powerful social groups usually carries linguistic prestige"