Received Pronunciation


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Received Pronunciation

An accent of British English derived from that of the British upper class in the early 20th century. It is commonly used in public broadcasting, as well as in schools such as Oxford and Cambridge. If you want people to take you seriously, you need to lose your country accent and adopt the Received Pronunciation. Studying at Cambridge has caused me to start speaking in the Received Pronunciation.
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Figures show that Received Pronunciation is, once again, and in accordance with previous research, the accent that has received highest considerations both in the pilot and the final study.
a] between the "a" in American Network Standard (NS) "can't" and in standard American "father"; the "a" in British Received Pronunciation (RP) "can't"
A variety of speech distinguished by its supra-regionality, by its social location, and by a flexibility which precludes, he avers, its status as a 'standard' (not least since there are 'many admissible varieties of received pronunciation'),(14) Ellis's descriptions of RP are precise: 'In the present day we may, however, recognize a received pronunciation all over the country, not widely differing in any particular locality, and admitting a certain degree of variety.
In addition to a thorough explanation of the three dialects previously mentioned, the author offers an overview of differences in commonly used words in American Standard, Received Pronunciation, and Mid-Atlantic.
Simple commonplace words like bungalow and bangle come directly from Britain's colonial time out there, as does, more circuitously, cock-up (from the Kap-ak fish) or banged-up which had its origin in Indian Army slang describing what happened to someone out of their skull on bhang (that's cannabis pal, if you are a received pronunciation speaker).
Se completa esta unidad con la presentacion de cuatro sistemas vocalicos, los correspondientes a Received Pronunciation (RP) conservadora, ingles nortcamericano, ingles del norte de Gran Bretana e ingles de las Tierras Bajas de Escocia.
One legacy of the prescriptive tradition is Received Pronunciation (RP), non-localized and standard, though permitting considerable variety.
The enthusiastic patter of a simple gardener is replaced by a calm more Received Pronunciation tone as we chat about how he first pitched the idea for his character to the BBC five years ago.
Paul also has a pop at the BBC, Whitehall mandarins and others who attempt to speak in the posh Received Pronunciation of public school English.
ShaKespeare didn't have his actors speaKing in received pronunciation as we have now simply because they didn't have that accent then, it didn't exist until the late 17th century.
This is a historical study of Received Pronunciation among educated English speakers in England.
It used to be all acting from the neck up in clipped English received pronunciation, and judged as such.
Rugby League commentator Eddie Waring had been accommodated for years, but the role of the man behind the microphone was still limited to those whose received pronunciation ensured they secured the finest commentating jobs.
The report says: "Some of these changes have been led by younger people who reject received pronunciation because of its association with the Establishment.
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