occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Sunday, 12 September 2010
'Received Pronunciation' - whence? No. 1
No - I'm not going to talk about the suitability or appropriateness or applicability of the term Received Pronunciation. Rather, I'd like to refresh your memory on the origin of this adjective-noun combination.
Among the earliest authors who used the expression are Duponceau, Walker and Lhuyd. In tomorrow's blog I shall concentrate on Duponceau. Blogs on Walker and Lhuyd will follow.