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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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2) Such common law chauvinism is also myopic, failing to account for the success of codification in other British jurisdictions, shaped by received English laws and the English debates about codification.
BORN and brought up in Newsham Park, Liverpool, Prof Quentin Hughes, MC and Bar, was a near life-long resident of the city and enjoyed pronouncing, in well-rounded received English tones: 'Of course, I am a Scouser.
But Ms Kennedy does work hard to make the vowel switch from Scouser to Received English at the end and it closes the play very well.
She retains most of her posh received English pronunciation, where words such as house would be pronounced "hice" and often "orphan" but some vowel sounds reflect a standard southern British accent.
When asked if students actually received English instruction, Allsbrook said: ``I've seen a lot of teachers out there teaching games.
The intervention group received English language pull-out tutoring during the school day in addition to their regular English instruction.
Liberated by the introduction of new portable tape recorders, he devised the format which came to be known as the 'radio ballad', in which the everyday lives of working communities could be expressed in their own words, without the mediation of a BBC voice speaking received English.
SHE tells me that, in terms of Received English, which is proper pronunciation, I am wrong.
The cathedral has been fortunate over many years to have received English Heritage support and only last May completed a seven-year project to reface the east end of the Lady Chapel.
For this tour, students had received English lessons four times per week and taken lessons that emphasized communication two to three times per week.
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