Accents and idiolects: There is more to what an “accent” is than just a way that people sound. Idiolects are the speech habits
unique to a particular person. Both accents and idiolects have social and cultural components with several implications.
Sociolinguistics (and the basics of language attitudes): what sociolinguistics is and some of the language-related phenomena
sociolinguists study. It includes a discussion of how language and language varieties trigger and stereotyped perceptions and attitudes.
Stereotyped perceptions of accented, grammatically non-standard speakers: Learn how listeners extract relevant
social information from phonological, syntactical, and lexical speech cues in a process that triggers stereotyped perceptions of speakers.