It illustrates how practical phonetics can be used to learn English phonetics and pronunciation and teach it to non-natives by helping them represent, perceive, and reproduce the sounds of English as compared to those of Spanish, focusing on the Received Pronunciation
accent of British English and Peninsular Spanish.
Always somebody with forthright opinions, his persona is seen by some as abrasive and limiting to his career, citing as an example his use of a Mockney accent instead of the received pronunciation
he had when he was a child.
After a year of living in the city, his ear had picked up what he took to be the received pronunciation
for the placename and I didn't have the heart to tell him that it only really worked if the rest of one's speech was in dialect as well.
Chamoiseau's people speak in a phantasmagoria of words composed in the meter of dreamtime which he throws down before the received pronunciation
While the Received Pronunciation
in England calls up thoughts of royalty, elegance, and privilege, Ebonics stirs images of the problems of urban life - poverty, crime, unemployment, substandard housing, inferior education.