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Submitted online, here are the responses I have received so far:

I change my accent 'to make myself sound more educated, intelligent, credible'

'If I'm talking to someone in authority.....I will try to make my accent less broad'

If perceiving others 'as being more middle class, I try to make myself sound less Northern and more "posh" - though not completely RP''

'My accent is very much a part of my identity. This includes being a Northerner, and also being working-class'

My accent 'makes me feel like I belong to a place I'm incredibly proud to be from. I feel connected to my family (my 'roots' as it were')'

'A Northern accent is seen as 'inferior' to RP'.....'regional accents do not correlate with intelligence'