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Regional accents of English - Wikipedia

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Spoken English shows great variation across regions where it is the predominant language. ... Some, such as Pennsylvania Dutch English, are easily identified by key ... such as Bolton, Oldham and Sa...

British Accents and Dialects | Dialect Blog

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With countless accents shaped by thousands of years of history, there are few English-speaking nations with as many varieties of language in such a small ...

Why does the UK have so many different regional accents so close ...

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The intense regionalisation of the British accent tends to focus around the major cities, and is ... As such, the distinct regional accents of Britain are an artefact of the last few centuries, as opposed ... Are there regional accents in Poland? ... I assume that you mean that such differences in English don't seem to appear in ot...

English dialect study - an overview | Oxford English Dictionary

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... to the definition of 'dialect' as a distinct variety, we are agreeing that the standard variety itself is a dialect. Of course, that variety is special in that, for a space of ... But structurally there is nothing inherently superior in ... south) can mean 'until' in such expressions as 'wait ...

Dialect - English varieties of the British Isles - Universal Teacher

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Welsh is clearly a distinct language (it is not intelligible, to speakers of any ... The lexis of dialects is perhaps their most conspicuous feature for listeners and ... of spoken English, we have good evidence that such prejudice exists - so there is ...

UK accents: it's not what you say, it's how you say it | British Council

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May 17, 2013 ... 'The UK has a huge variety of distinct regional accents. ... The UK has a population of around 65 million, most of whom speak English as part of their daily life. For such a small, densely populated land mass full of people ...

Received Pronunciation - British Library

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Popular terms for this accent, such as 'The Queen's English', 'Oxford English' or ... RP is probably the most widely studied and most frequently described variety of ... He chose not to include pronunciation suggestions as he felt there was little ...

Accents - LINGUIST List

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Is there a standard English accent? ... one of the high prestige 'reference' accents (such as 'General American' or, less commonly, 'RP'), ... And not everyone who comes from the same place speaks the same: in any place there is a variety of accents. ... When groups become distinct, the way they speak becomes dis...

English in Scotland - British Library

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Learn about English dialects in Scotland. ... Accents and Dialects of Scotland ... vast majority of schools in Scotland and there are very few Gaelic-medium schools at all. ... As such, Standard English has been used as the language of religion, ... as to whether Scots constitutes a dialect or a distinct language in its own right.

Linguistic terms and varieties of English

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The necessity for a neutral term such as variety arose from the loaded use of the term ... Dialects within a variety framework are frequently referred to as regional ... The term dialect is used to denote a geographically distinct variety of a language. ... In England there are various terms such as The Queen's English, Oxford ...