From " RP" to " Estuary English":

The style 'received' and the debate about British pronunciation standards

Freie und hansestadt hamburg 1998

Publisher: Gudrun Parsons Beckstrasse eight D-20357 Hamburg e-mail: [email protected] uni-hamburg. sobre

Table of Contents

Foreword................................................................................................. i Set of Abbreviations............................................................................... 2 0. 1 ) Introduction.................................................................................... you Received Pronunciation................................................................. 5 1 . 1 . A history of 'RP'.................................................................. 5 1 . 2 . A brief history of RP.................................................................... 9 1 . 3. Descriptions of RP............................................................... 14 1 ) 4. Brief summary............................................................................... 17 2 . Change and Variation in RP............................................................. 18 2 . 1 . The Vowel System................................................................ 18 2 . 1 ) 1 . Diphthongisation of Long Vowels.................................. 18 2 . 1 . 2 . Fronting of as well as! / and Lowering of /" /................................ 21 installment payments on your 2 . The Consonant System........................................................ 23 installment payments on your 2 . 1 . The Glottal Stop............................................................. 23 2 . 2 . 2 . Vocalisation of [#]........................................................... 21 2 . 2 . 3. Realization of /r/............................................................. 27 installment payments on your 3. Various other Phenomena................................................................ up to 29 2 . a few. 1 . Yod Coalescence........................................................... twenty nine 2 . several. 2 . Unrounding of as well as! "........................................................... 35 2 . some. Speech Aspect................................................................. 31 installment payments on your 4. 1 . Word-Stress................................................................... thirty-three 2 . a few. Estuary English language (EE)............................................................. 36 2 . a few. 1 . The Role of Cockney..................................................... 45 2 . 6. Articulatory Basis and Voice Quality..................................... forty one 2 . six. 1 . Tone of voice Quality.................................................................. 44

2 . 6. 2 . The Principle of Lenition................................................ 45 2 . six. 3. Implications for the Description of RP............................ 47 2 . 7. Summary.............................................................................. 40 3. The Question of Common............................................................... 51 a few. 1 . What RP Is definitely Not: Phoneticians' Disclaimers......................... 52 3. 2 . An Unnatural Standard: LABELLISE BASSE CONSOMMATION English...................................... 54 3. 2 . 1 . The Advisory Committee on Used English................ fifty-five 3. installment payments on your 2 . Feedback: BBC British as RP...................................... 56 3. 3. Consensus eruditorum?........................................................ fifty nine 3. some. Reprise: Precisely what is EE?............................................................ 70 3. 5. 1 . Reviews: EE while RP..................................................... 62 3. 5. 2 . Further Propaganda: RP vs . EE................................ 64 three or more. 5. English language in the Former Colonies............................................. 66 3. six. English being a Foreign Language............................................ 69 3. 7. The Artistic Aspect............................................................ 71 3. eight. Summary............................................................................... 72 4. Accent as a Individuality and Interpersonal Marker................................... seventy four 4. 1 ) Information Attained from Voices........................................... 74 four. 3. Highlight and...

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