Introduction What Was RP?

  • Geoff Lindsey


Around the beginning of the nineteenth century, something remarkable happened in Great Britain. All over the country, people at the top of society began to change the way they spoke: they began to adopt the speech patterns of the upper classes in the London area.

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  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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