Phonological Differences between Received Pronunciation and Standard Scottish English
- 10.2991/sshr-17.2018.21How to use a DOI?
- accent, dialect, Phonology, Received Pronunciation, Standard Scottish English
Native English speakers from different countries and regions use a variety of accents and dialects. English accents are part of English dialects. Any dialect of English has unique features in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. The term accent describes only the first of these, namely, pronunciation. In the UK, accents and dialects vary widely across its different regions. The aim of this paper is to explore phonological differences between Received Pronunciation and Standard Scottish English. Based on some collected speech data and application of speech analysis software Praat, their phonological distinctions are mainly discussed in vowels, consonants and prosody. The research on accents and dialects across the UK plays a critical role in the study of English Phonetics and Phonology. Investigating phonological differences between Received Pronunciation and Standard Scottish English is of great significance in English pronunciation education.
- © 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Ruilan Cao AU - Shaokang Jin PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - Phonological Differences between Received Pronunciation and Standard Scottish English BT - Proceedings of the 2017 International Seminar on Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 121 EP - 130 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sshr-17.2018.21 DO - 10.2991/sshr-17.2018.21 ID - Cao2017/12 ER -