Received Pronunciation


Received Pronunciation

Received Pronunciation (RP) est la prononciation standard britannique, encore appelée Oxford English, Queen’s English ou BBC English.

C'est le dialecte de prestige en Angleterre mais il n'a pas de prestige particulier dans les autres pays anglophones[1]. Cet anglais n’est parlé que par 2 % de la population britannique[2]. On trouve d'autres prononciations de l'anglais, dans les îles Britanniques par exemple, où on parle le londonien (cockney), l’anglais de l’estuaire, l’anglais gallois, l’anglais du Nord, l’anglais irlandais et l'anglais écossais.

Notes et références

  1. (en) David Abercrombie, Problems and Principles: Studies in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, Longmans, Green and Co., 1956 
  2. (en) Case studies: Received Pronunciation - British Library



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