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The order in which the accents were presented to students was random, being Accent 1 London Estuary English, Accent 2 Scottish English, Accent 3 Cockney English, and Accent 4 Received Pronunciation English.
Longtime director and teacher with the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Barton, who is interviewed in The Story of English, says in his 1985 television series Playing Shakespeare that the American accent is closer to the Elizabethan accent than current British Received Pronunciation.
Another to benefit from the Jockey Club's world of received pronunciation, Shy Talk slipped through the yawning north-south divide of the era to the chuckles of the members at Ripon and at Pontefract.
The Doctor is a scientist and an intellectual, and a lot of people seem to think you can only be those things if you speak with received pronunciation which, of course, is rubbish.
According to this system, both cs in cepacia would be pronounced hard (like English k); the first vowel, e, would be long (approximately as in Received Pronunciation of gate); the second, a, would also be long (approximately as in RP father); i (as in dip) and a would be short; and the stress would fall on the second syllable.
Chamoiseau's people speak in a phantasmagoria of words composed in the meter of dreamtime which he throws down before the received pronunciation of French.
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.
The antecedents of the term received pronunciation are, in general, firmly located in the work of the nineteenth-century phonetician and philologist Alexander Ellis.
Received pronunciation had been the broadcasting norm for decades, with cut-glass English being the acceptable voice of the BBc.
The pair of bowler-hatted vagabonds are traditionally played with Irish accents when Godot is performed in English but on this occasion we were treated to a bluff northern Estragon and a received pronunciation Vladimir which worked remarkably well when delivered by two fine actors.
Although received pronunciation was spoken by just three per cent of the population, it was recognised as the tongue of those belonging within the upper echelons of society.
The topics include a historical study of voice onset time in received pronunciation, the origin and function of the grapheme combination qu in English, words denoting kingdom in Layamon's Brut, female animals in fables by Robert Henryson and Biernat of Lublin, a synopsis of the main approaches to semantic change in linguistics through the 19th and 20th centuries, and the linguistic situation in Kenya according to Labov's social factors.

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