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Re: Accents English
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0086  Wednesday, 16 January 2002

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2002 10:15:39 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0056 Accents English

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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2002 17:10:15 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0076 Re: Accents English

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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2002 10:22:18 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0076 Re: Accents English

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        Date:   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2002 12:44:54 +0800
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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 Jan 2002 10:15:39 -0000
Subject: 13.0056 Accents English
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0056 Accents English

Sam Small writes of Received Pronunciation:

> RP was invented by Lord Reith, the then Governor of the
> BBC, in the late 1950's so as to "offend the least number
> of people" and to rid the BBC of its "Royal sounding"
> newsreaders and presenters.

OED has quotations illustrating use of the phrase "Received
Pronunciation" since 1818, and the following one shows a demotic sense
which contrast with Small's claim that it was invented and imposed by
Reith:

1937 D. Jones in Le Ma

 

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