Changes in Received Pronunciation: Diachronic Case Studies

  title={Changes in Received Pronunciation: Diachronic Case Studies},
  author={Martin Hinton},
  journal={Research in Language},
  pages={21 - 37}
  • Martin Hinton
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Psychology
  • Research in Language
Abstract This paper sets out to investigate changes and individual irregularities in the Received Pronunciation of a number of individuals over time and to compare them with the changes noted in contemporary RP in the literature. The aim of the study is to ascertain whether accent change affects individuals during their lifetimes or is only brought about by new generations of speakers accepting different pronunciations as the norm and effectively speaking with a different accent to older… Expand

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