The ‘vivid sociolinguistic profiling’ of Received Pronunciation: responses to gendered dialect in discourse

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    The present paper contributes to an ongoing debate on the sociolinguistic situation of modern Received Pronunciation (hereafter RP) , the social elite accent of England (Milroy 2001; Mugglestone 2003). It reports on an attitudinal study which elicited openended as well as scaled responses to samples of RP and nonRP spontaneous dialectindiscourse. This research agenda is a natural extension of studies of synchronic variation and generational change in RP (see e.g. Fabricius 2000, 2002a, 2002b).
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Sociolinguistics
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)111-122
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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