English Accent: British Accent 📺

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British accent.

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Received Pronunciation (aka BBC Pronunciation)

Received Pronunciation (RP) is regarded as the standard accent of Standard English in the United Kingdom, with a relationship to regional accents similar to the relationship in other European languages between their standard varieties and their regional forms.[1] RP is defined in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary as “the standard accent of English as spoken in the south of England”,[2] although it can be heard from native speakers throughout England and Wales.[3][4] Peter Trudgill estimated in 1974 that 3% of people in Britain were RP speakers.[5]

Although nothing intrinsic about RP marks it as superior to any other variety, sociolinguistic factors have given RP particular prestige in parts of Britain.[6] It has thus been seen as the accent of those with power, money, and influence, though it has in recent times been perceived negatively as associated with undeserved privilege.[7][8] Since the 1960s, a greater permissiveness towards allowing regional English varieties has taken hold in education[9] and the media in Britain.

Some linguists have used the term RP, but expressed reservations about its suitability.[17][18][19] The Cambridge-published English Pronouncing Dictionary (aimed at those learning English as a foreign language) uses the term “BBC Pronunciation” on the basis that the name “Received Pronunciation” is “archaic” and that BBC news-presenters no longer suggest high social class and privilege to their listeners.[20] The name “BBC Pronunciation” has been used by other writers.[21][22]

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