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E-book: "British Accents: Cockney, RP, Estuary English"

I invite you to read my new e-book entitled "British Accents: Cockney, RP, Estuary English". Below you can find a description of the book: Today,...

FEANTSA Opposes Decree Criminalising Homelessness in Budapest

(Below I am presenting FEANTSA appeal)   On 27th April 2011, Budapest City Council adopted a decree that makes sleeping in the street an offence and...

European Commissioner: There is a tendency to evict the poor

László Andor, a Hungarian economist and a European Commissioner, is talking to Paweł Rogaliński about social exclusion, homelesness, poverty, and euro-socialism. Paweł Rogaliński: - How...

Cameroon – Hell on Earth

In the eyes of western civilizations, living conditions in Cameroon, a central African country, are simply unacceptable. For the locals, however, the terrible situation...

Cockney: show business and its rush for popularity (Kate Nash, Lily...

A public figure is a person for whom their image and popularity are extremely important. That is why pop stars always try to speak...

General and adoptive RP

We may refer to general, or in other words mainstream RP, as upper-middle-class. As to the usage of general RP, it is now spoken...

Accents: Upper-crust RP (U-RP)

Received Pronunciation is not a monolith. The most traditional part of the RP accent is the so-called “Upper Crust”. As it is highlighted by...

Accent vs. dialect

Accent is a feature of speech that can tell us what is the age, gender and education level of the speaker, as well as...

How does RP change?

 Describing accents is a difficult undertaking, as one is obliged to take into account many historical and social factors, as well as influences of...

Regaining Byzantium: Turkey in the EU

When Emperor Constantine the Great proclaimed Constantinople the capital of the entire Roman Empire in 330, the belonging of this area to the political...

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