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Region SpecificPlay
An accent can reveal where someone is from, often within the same country. SlideHe has a southern accent, so he might be from Texas.
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Accent versus DialectPlay
Accent refers to pronunciation, while dialect includes grammar and vocabulary differences. SlideShe has a Scottish accent, but she speaks in English dialect.
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Social PerceptionPlay
An accent can sometimes influence how people are perceived in terms of status or education. SlideHis posh accent made him sound sophisticated.