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In a city of accents, what\'s considered \'cute\' versus \'foreign\' reveals a hierarchy
In a city of accents, what's considered 'cute' versus 'foreign' reveals a hierarchy

Accents can conjure up a variety of assumptions about a speaker, said University of Alberta professor emeritus Tracey Derwing, who has researched accents for more than 20 years. And people who harbour negative prejudices about a certain group may attribute those biases to a person with that accent. It's a tendency that Murray Munro, a linguistics professor at Simon…

CBC - Jan 22 18:43 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada, World, UN ]

Sri Lanka:Government Delays Implementing Rights Pledges to UN
Sri Lanka:Government Delays Implementing Rights Pledges to UN
Sri Lanka:Government Delays Implementing Rights Pledges to UN

The Sri Lankan government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The government took some steps in 2017 to reduce restrictions on speech and assembly, but there was little progress on transitional justice initiatives agreed to at the…

HRW - Jan 18 13:36 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, UN, WarCrimes ]

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