Accent Variation. Received Versus General American Pronunciation


Seminar Paper, 2015

8 Pages


Abstract or Introduction

This term paper aims to carve out the differences and similarities between the pronunciation of Received Pronunciation and General American by surveying Svartvik and Leech's quote: „...if we study the main standardized varieties of American English (AmE) and British English (BrE), we come to the conclusion that in pronunciation they are clearly different, but generally mutually intelligible“. (Svartvik & Leech, 2006:157).

A close analysis will reveal to which extent one can agree with their statement.

Firstly, general information about the two accents will be presented. Secondly, a comparison of RP and GA with regard to rhoticity, consonants, vowels, word stress and intonation examines phonological similarities and differences of both accents. A final conclusion sums up the findings with reference to the quote.

Details

Title
Accent Variation. Received Versus General American Pronunciation
Course
Phonetics and Phonology
Author
Year
2015
Pages
8
Catalog Number
V309788
ISBN (eBook)
9783668081284
ISBN (Book)
9783668081291
File size
482 KB
Language
English
Keywords
phonetics, phonology
Quote paper
Funda Sengül (Author), 2015, Accent Variation. Received Versus General American Pronunciation, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/309788

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