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This Month's Language News
Her Majesty's accent is taking on more modern tone
"A new study suggests the Queen is dropping the traditional RP accent and starting to resemble the standard southern English English accent associated with those "younger and traditionally lower in the social hierarchy." ..." Those pronunciation teachers who hold the view that there is this ideal pronunciation which we can all aim for are obviously wrong … because what is that ideal ..."
Here are some links to interesting articles and websites on the many accents and varieties of English.
Australian English audio samples
Black South African English
Canadian English pronunciation
Differences in English
Differences between American, British and Canadian English
London Teenage English
New Zealand English
RIP (Rest In Peace) Received Pronunciation
Received English Pronunciation
South African English
Standard English - Does it exist?
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