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Language and sector: offers an obtainable consultant to local edition in English covers topical matters together with lack of neighborhood range and attitudes to local accents and dialects examines using dialect in media, advertisements and the vacationer undefined outlines the most linguistic features of nearby accents and dialects by way of local pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Affording hands-on useful event of textual research, this publication is key analyzing for college students of English language stories.

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This provides us with a good starting point, but we will also look at other features that differentiate accents within Trudgill’s broader regions. Let us first take Trudgill’s sentence word by word. ‘Very’ The key feature here is the final vowel of words such as very, happy, Gary, etc. This can be pronounced either as /i/ or even /i / (as in MEET); or as /i/ (as in HIT), or even as /ε/ (as in LET). e. those of Merseyside, Humberside and the North East. The areas in which /i/ or /ε/ are used are those which make up the rest of the North of England: most of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Used to speak with a south Yorkshire accent. But after leaving her hometown 16 years ago, she says she ditched her twang. ‘I wanted to be taken seriously and to take myself seriously. I am pretty sure that it has helped my career,’ she says. com ‘When I ring up agents I speak with my lawyer’s voice, the one I use for meetings,’ says Ms Hunt. com/)† Of course, the tendency to use a ‘telephone voice’, in which the regional features of the speaker’s accent are minimised, is a well-known phenomenon.

By the end of this century, if not sooner, the same may well be said of glottal stops. In Unit three, we discussed the ways in which we react to speakers of certain accents according to stereotypes associated with those accents. In order to do this, we must be able to recognise regional accents, at least to some extent. We all know people who say ‘I’m hopeless at accents’ because they feel unable to differentiate between, for instance, a Lancashire and a Yorkshire accent, but even these people will react to speakers of those accents according to their view of ‘Northerners’.

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