IPA: Symbols of Power?

  • Afternoon Plenary

Presenter(s): Mark Hancock

sponsored by Cambridge University Press

Phonemic symbols – we love them or hate them, but often for the wrong reasons. For some, they are symbols of an elite accent which is not our own. But there is an alternative way of viewing them which is less prescriptive and more tolerant of accent variation. From this angle, they can be symbols of empowerment.

  • 2021 Annual Conference Presenters’ Materials