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Ask or aks? How linguistic prejudice perpetuates inequality

Amanda Cole, University of Essex; Ella Jeffries, University of Essex, and Peter L Patrick, University of Essex Teacher and artist Sunn M’Cheaux has been posting on social media about “linguicism” after a reader asked him about the word “ax”, saying: “Why did we struggle saying ‘ask’? Like when I was little, I always said ‘ax’. Like I couldn’t say the …

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