Active prejudice towards provincial dialects Prejudicial treatment of regional accents Inadequate grammatical integrity Discrimination against use of accents of a language
The way an individual speak reflects his social and educational background, and dialects deemed "unrefined" may retard a person's social and professional development.
In New York City, there are numerous classes offered to New Yorkers who want to lose their "New Yorkese", as this way of speaking seems to lead to being passed over for promotions and passed by in singles bars, while an Englishman "can order a pastrami sandwich and sound like Shakespeare".
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