Your stories

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

'I feel angry that I am required to modify my accent'

'If I am angry about anything it's that there is almost certainly these sorts of prejudices still out there in our society, perhaps ones I have even bought into'

'As someone on the ideological left-wing, a member of the Labour party and of a trade union.....my accent in many ways feels like a personal, living connection with....the heritage and popular imagery of such ideology'

'To alter your accent makes you feel like you are not being true to yourself or your heritage and you are constantly guarded whilst using it to try not to make a slip'

'In order to become accepted in the legal world' the linguistic norm is a 'southern home counties accent'

'The interviewer discussed my accent and said that I'd have to correct my pupils if they spoke like me'