Accent and dialect variation

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  • Created on: 22-03-16 10:09
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  • Language and region
    • Accent- way in which people pronounce sounds
    • Dialect- vocal used.
    • Received pronunciation
      • 3% of people
      • Non regional
    • Prescriptivismvs descriptivism
      • Prescriptivism- features are right or wrong.
      • Descriptivism- no right or wrong features
        • Based on what people do.
    • How do accents vary
      • Some features that can broadly characterise accents
      • 'Bath' 'Grass'
      • regional speakers have different sounds in inventories
      • Glottal stops feature in many accents- closure of vocal chords
      • Overt prestige
        • Status publicly acknowledged.


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