Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Estuary English: Revisiting the Debate on its Status as a New Accent of English and Potential EFL Pronunciation Model

José Antonio Mompean


This paper examines the ontological status of the supposedly new accent of England termed Estuary English by comparing its phonetics with those of Received pronunciation and Cockney, two varieties with which Estuary English is often compared. The paper also discusses some of the criteria that may be used to draw the boundaries between the three varieties and the potential status of Estuary English as a pronunciation model in the field of English language teaching.

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