14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Pronunciation Preferences in British English: A New Survey

John C. Wells

Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, UK

A second poll of BrE pronunciation preferences was carried out in late 1998. It was based on a self-selected sample of nearly 2000 ‘speech-conscious’ respondents, who answered a hundred questions about words of uncertain or controversial pronunciation. The findings allow us to answer questions about lexical incidence and sound changes in progress.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wells, John C. (1999): "Pronunciation preferences in British English: a new survey", In ICPhS-14, 1245-1248.