Crowds of people on Edinburgh's Royal Mile during the Festival Fringe

Tourist attitudes to linguistic variation in Scotland

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What do tourists really think about Scottish accents?

Anyone who lives in Edinburgh knows how busy it gets during festival season. In this video, Lauren talks about hitting the streets of Edinburgh during to quiz tourists about their attitudes to Scottish accents in different contexts.

About Lauren Hall-Lew

Lauren Hall-Lew is a reader in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in sociolinguistics and how languages change over time and across different regions.

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