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Chapter 25 Linking /r/

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

RP speakers were encouraged to be spelling-conscious when using linking /r/ between words: if there was no written ‘r’ at the end of the first word, e.g. vanilla ice, then a linking /r/ was considered ‘intrusive’. Today, unwritten linking /r/ is no longer discouraged, and learners should expect to hear it in Southern British pronunciation.

Keywords

Linking /r/ Intrusive /r/ 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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