The Year That Killed Received Pronunciation (RP)

From Dr Geoff Lindsey.

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Practically the moment the familiar vowel symbols for British English were published, they plummeted drastically out of fashion. This video explains how and why.

0:00 Introduction
1:04 MyHeritage
2:45 A. C. Gimson’s book
5:33 The 1960’s
10:30 Advanced RP
14:02 Beautiful working class?
16:18 Satirizing RP
17:35 Stigmatization of poshness
18:08 Relaxing the front vowels
20:00 What *didn’t* change
21:46 The fate of the term ‘RP’

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