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  • 1. AMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISH A distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class
  • 2. Main accents 1)Received Pronunciation, also called Oxford English or BBC English, is the standard pronunciation of British English; 2)The General American is the accent considered as standard in North America, and as such it is the pronunciation heard in most of American films, TVseries, and national news; 3)The General Australian is the English spoken in Australia. However, this three main accents should be interpreted as broad categories, for the English language has a great and rich diversity of varieties.
  • 3. Rhotic accent Refers to the manner letter r is pronounced after a vowel within a syllable Except for New York City and the area of Boston, American English is rhotic. British English is largely non-rhotic, save for Scotland and Ireland
  • 4. AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH Rothic accent Non- rothic accent o , , , æ,ʊ ɑː ɒ aɪ, iː ə , , , , , eʊ ɒ ɔː ɑː ɪ Stress, /kənˈtrɪb.juːt/ /ˈkɑːntrɪb.juːt/ Pronunciation of /t/ 1. aspirated sound 2. de-aspirated sound 3. alveolar flap 4. glottal stop 5. ommission Pronunciation of /t/ Aspirated de-aspirated French loanwords: final syllable stress (adult, buffet, vaccine, café, garage) Earlier syllable stress: attache, fiancee, consomme Suffixes – ate, -ary, -ory, -berry, and -mony, /ˈhedʒ.ə.moʊ-/ /ˈmæn.də.tər.i/, /hɪˈɡem.ə.ni/ Intonation