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received pronunciation

The standard accent of British English, which is typically spoken in the south of England. While RP is not intrinsically better than other regional accents, it is typically the accent native to, or adopted by, Britons with power, money, education and influence, a tendency that began in the early 20th century. It is the accent spoken or adopted by most doctors in the UK.
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Received Pronunciation is the undisputable best regarded accent by Spanish students to be used for EFL teaching.
As Walker notes therefore: 'There is a corrupt but a received pronunciation of this letter in the words, any, many, catch, Thames, where the a sounds like short e, as if written enny, menny, ketch, Tems.
He's a rapper, of sorts, who rhymes in received pronunciation on a "one-man mission to introduce hip hop to the Queen's English" and his subject matter is as narrowly varied as "pipe smoking, cricket, and sexual misadventure".
This is not having a go at Britain's immigration policy, it is an illustration that London is a global cosmopolitan city and hardly qualifies as the keeper of the Queen's English, which is also known as Received Pronunciation or Public School English.
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.
Toffs speak Received Pronunciation, a dialect of English beloved of Radio Four and royalty, in which they are trained from birth in order to betray no regional evidence of upbringing.
After decades where dialect diversity has been celebrated, the majority of Brits now aspire to received pronunciation (RP) and to share the sound of their voice not only with The Queen but with celebs like Liz Hurley and Hugh Grant.
She told the Times Educational Supplement that pupils would be more likely to listen to teachers who speak with "neutral" or "standard" received pronunciation.
Coverage includes the fluidity and change of native models and the relevance of the existing descriptions of native accents for teaching purposes; the controversy surrounding the Lingua Franca Core as an alternative model to Received Pronunciation and General American; discussion of a realistic syllabus for a foreign learner, based on recent attitudinal and linguistic data; intonational variation in English and its role in communication; and how dictionaries and teaching materials reflect changing market demands.
The message, recorded by a lady in crystal clear received pronunciation, seems to be trying to sell a service.
All just a tonsil-twisting jawful So let Cheryl announce it to the Nation, Geordie should be adopted now as our new received Pronunciation.
Clearly, the Yanks think all British people have one of two accents: received pronunciation, or early 20th-century cockney.
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