Document Type

Dialect

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

Received Pronunciation is perceived to be Great Britain’s standard dialect, but only roughly 3-5% of English speakers from Britain actually speak it. Nevertheless, RP has had a huge influence on the perception of "proper" English both inside and outside Britain. This paper goes over the unique linguistic features of RP, its history, and its changing reception.

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