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MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITISH


DOCX RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (RP) AND NORTH
AMERICAN ENGLISH (NAE), FAST CONNECTED
SPEECH FEATURES AND SIGNPOSTING LANGUAGE
MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN BARACK OBAMAS SPEECH.
BETWEEN BRITISH RECEIVED
PRONUNCIATION (RP) AND
UPLOADED BY
NORTH AMERICAN ENGLIS
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MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITISH RECEIVED
PRONUNCIATION (RP) AND NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH (NAE),
FAST CONNECTED SPEECH FEATURES AND SIGNPOSTING
LANGUAGE IN BARACK OBAMAS SPEECH.

M(dule le"de): Jenny Ke!


M(dule: EL "#$% L&'en&n S*&++'
&#"de*+# ye"): "#$-"#$%

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I ,uly 201-. t/e )es+det ( t/e U+ted St"tes ( &*e)+#". B")"#$ b"*". 3"e " s5ee#/

t+tled 6&d+#e t( Et)e5)eeu)s7! 8/+le "t#/+3 /+s s5ee#/. I "s "ble t( (t+#e +t "s N()t/

&*e)+#" E3l+s/ N&E; but I "s u"")e ( +ts #/")"#te)+st+#s! T/+s 5"5e) +ll (t (ly l"y
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e*5/"s+s ( $ey d+e)e#es betee N()t/ &*e)+#" E3l+s/ N&E; "d B)+t+s/ Re#e+ed

)(u#+"t+( R; but "ls( /+3/l+3/t s5e#++# e"tu)es ( "st #(e#ted s5ee#/ "d t/e

s+35(st+3 l"3u"3e (bse)ed + B")"#$ b"*"<s s5ee#/!

=+)st ( "ll. t/e *(st (b+(us d+e)e#es betee R "d N&E ")e ( !/n/+/&01+

"tu)e! Ideed. #(t)")y t( R. N&E +s )/(t+# 1./+#/ *e"s t/"t I #(uld /e") )>s be+3 (t l(st

be()e #(s("ts "d "t t/e ed ( ()ds. "s + hard2?/)d. "d (t ?/d "s + R! T/+s

s5e#++#+ty "s (t b)"d e t( *e. "s " l+stee). s+#e I /"d "l)e"dy /"d t/e #/"#e t( /e") +t

( #t(be) 1A t/. du)+3 t/e l+ste+3 sess+( + t/e #(*5ute) )((*! I "#t. ( Bl"#$b(")d. +

t/e (ll(+3 +les 8ee$ 2 =u)t/e) )"#t+#e: L+ste+3 t( ="st S5ee#/ V(+#e*"+l *ess"3es
S#(tt+s/ "##et<. I l+steed t( s(*e (+#e*"+ls + S#(tt+s/ E3l+s/! T/"$s t( t/"t 5)e+(us

e5e)+e#e. I #(uld use t( "*+l+") 5)(#esses: t(5>d( "d b(tt(*>u5. see )(* ee$ - +

#l"ss "d + S5e#e)<s Cap Essentials! I "#t. "s de+ed by t/e l"tte) "ut/() 200;. t/e

b(tt(*>u5 5)(#ess +s (t (ly /"t +s 5e)#e+ed by *y seses /e)e. t/e )>s be+3 5)((u#ed;

but "ls( *y l+3u+st+# $(led3e. "d t/e t(5>d( 5)(#ess +s /"t "ll( *e t( )el"te e

e5e)+e#es b"*"<s d+s#(u)se; t( 5)e+(us (es l+ste+3 t( t/e S#(tt+s/ "##et;! M()e(e).

I #(uld 5e)#e+e " d+e)e#e + t/e 5)(u#+"t+( ( t/e F"F! I "#t. "s B)e*s 2010; "+)*s.

"< 5)e#ed+3 C;. sC;. C. *C. "s +After the show, +s 5)((u#ed ?G + N&E "d (t ? "s

+ R! =u)t/e)*()e. t/e sete#e This is not a monasterysl+3/tly st)u#$ *e () t/e se#(d")y

st)ess ?*st)+ "s 5)ese)ed + &*e)+#" E3l+s/ /e)e"s R 3(t )+d ( se#(d")y st)ess

+ ()ds t/"t /"e (u) () *()e syll"bles B)e*s;! S+*+l")ly. + + R. I #" /e") t/e d+e)e#e
1 The Boston accent of one the non-rhotic American accents.

2 All italicised words are from the oriinal s!eech i"en #$ %resident Barac&
'#ama.

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betee *et"l ?*tl "d medal ?*dl. by #(t)"st. + N&E. I "* ( l(3e) "ble t( d+st+3u+s/

t/e t( ()ds be#"use t/e d+st+#t+( #" ( l(3e) be /e")d /e " FtF (##u)s betee (els

"d (ll(s " st)essed syll"ble () " ?) ')u3*". 201-;! I "dd+t+(. tue "dsuit ")e
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5)((u#ed "s ? 2 + +t (ll(s " "le(l") s(ud ?s. ?t. ?d; + N&E but "s t/e d+5/t/(3 ? u

+ R!

Net. I "s "ble t( (bse)e "d 5(+t (ut s(*e 311&01+"d +e4&01+d+e)e#es

betee R "d N&E! II insist that we try. I (ted t/"t N&E uses " subu#t+e t/e t/+)d

5e)s( s+3ul") ( t/e +d+#"t+e +t/(ut t/e +"l Js; /+le B)+t+s/ E3l+s/ BE; uses e+t/e) "

*(d"l "s + I +s+st t/"t e *ust t)y< () t/e +d+#"t+e "s + I +s+st t/"t e t)y< ()d

D+#t+(")y;! I "dd+t+(. "s + let<s bu) s(*e "t<. " sete#e I /e")d /+le "t#/+3 BBC

8()ld Nes &#t++ty 10. L+ste+3 L(3;. t/e 5"st tese ( bu) +#ludes F>dF (bu)ed + N&E

/e)e BE /"s F>tF (bu)t!

=u)t/e)*()e. "s " l+stee). I #(uld )e#(3+se s(*e ( t/e $ey e"tu)es ( t/e 51'

0/nne0e6 '!ee0 t/"t e /"d d+s#ussed + t/e l+ste+3 #l"ss ( 8ee$ 2! 8/e b"*" utte)s I

wanna thank every American. t/e ()d ""<F!F +s " )edu#t+( ( t/e ()ds "t t(<!

& )edu#t+(. "s de+ed by )(ess() ,ey 'e*5 L+ste+3 S$+lls. 8ee$ 2; +s /e 6(el

s(uds *"y be#(*e e"$7! M()e(e). "(t/e) )edu#t+( (##u)s: t(<! I "#t. t/e ()d t(< #"

e+t/e) be )edu#ed t( FtF t/e t)ue T s#/" s(ud; "s + just for a chance to argue() FdF t/e

l"5 T s#/" s(ud; + will continue to contribute! I "dd+t+(. +t/ *"yF(uld /"e, t/e s(ud

+s s+*5ly )edu#ed t( t/e s#/" s(ud "s + F*e+F "d F F! S(*e *()e )edu#t+(s #" be

st)essed: ()< "s 5)((u#ed F)F +ste"d ( F )F R; "d #"< "s ")t+#ul"ted F$F "d (t

F$GF! M()e(e). #(t)"#t+( +s (t+#e"ble "s + ou!ve made me a better "resident/e)e /"e

*"de< +s #(t)"#ted t( <e *"de<! T/e e*+ss+( ( t/e s(ud F /GF +s #"lled " el+s+(! T/+s

5/e(*e( +s des#)+bed by t/e d+s"55e")"#e ( "; s(uds; L+ste+3 S$+lls. 8ee$ 2;! I +t

"s #le") t( *e. "s " l+stee). t/"t t/+s "st #(e#ted s5ee#/ (##u))ed + #"su"l #(e)s"t+(s
)

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"d *()e ()*"l (es L+ste+3 t( le#tu)es ee$s - "d 4; I "s (et/eless u")e ( +ts
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"d *()e ()*"l (es L+ste+3 t( le#tu)es. ee$s - "d 4;. I "s (et/eless u")e ( +ts

5)ese#e + (e)ly ()*"l s5ee#/ )es+det<s s5ee#/es;! I "dd+t+(. + "rosperity is a great

teacher, adversity a greater. I (t+#ed t/"t " ell+5s+s "s 5)eset! & ell+5s+s +s #/")"#te)+sed by

t/e (*+ss+( ( (e () *()e; ()ds; t/"t eeds; t( be su55l+ed by t/e l+stee) () t/e )e"de);

L+ste+3 S$+lls. 8ee$ 2;! 8/e b"*" s"+d #o you believe in you$, I dete#ted " #("les#e#e!

Be+3 de+ed "s t/e *e)3+3 ( t( se3*ets N()dKu+st. 2014;. I 5e)#e+ed ?d( y(u "s Fdu:F!

=+"lly. I 5e)#e+ed s(*e 5"uses b)e"$s + s5e"$+3 t/"t usu"lly (##u) ee)y tele syll"ble

B)e*s; + /+s s5ee#/! I ()de) t( )edu#e t/e le3t/ ( t/e 5"uses. +lle)s su#/ "s u/< F F. e)<

FF. "d u*< F*F. e)e e*5l(yed! T/ese +lle)s d( (t #(ey "y *e"+3ul b+t (

+()*"t+( S5e#e). 200;!

=+"lly. "s () t/e s+35(st+3 l"3u"3e. d+s#ussed + de5t/ + L+ste+3 S$+lls 8ee$ -. I

"s "ble t( (t+#e +ts 5)ese#e + b"*"<s s5ee#/! Des#)+bed "s t/e ()ds "d 5/)"ses t/"t
+()* us. t/e l+stee)s. ( t/e 5u)5(se. t/e st)u#tu)e. t/e 5(s+t+(. t/e *"+ 5(+ts. t/e d+)e#t+(

( t/e ")3u*et "d t/e s+3"l ( t/e s5e"$e)<s #(#lus+( +t/(ut ()3ett+3 "ll t/e l+$+3

()ds L+ste+3 S$+lls. 8ee$ -;! S(*e e"*5les t/"t I /e")d + b"*"<s s5ee#/ e)e: ell. +t

+s t+*e t/"t. s(. "d t/e. +)st ( "ll. t/e. "(t/e) 3("l +s. et#!

T( #(#lude. be+3 "")e ( t/e $ey d+e)e#es betee R "d N&E +ll (t (ly /el5 *y

ude)st"d+3 + l+ste+3 "#t++t+es t( eted but "ls( 5)eet t/e (##u))e#e (

*+sude)st"d+3-! T/+s eteded )ese")#/ "ls( s/(s +t/ #le") e"*5les t/"t "st #(e#ted

s5ee#/ "ls( t"$es 5l"#e + ()*"l s5ee#/! Be+3 "")e ( t/e "st #(e#ted s5ee#/ e"tu)es "d

( t/e s+35(st+3 l"3u"3e +ll /el5 *e. "s " l+stee). t(. (t (ly ude)st"d bette) E3l+s/ "s

" L2. but "ls(. t( *et"lly st)u#tu)e "d bette) (ll( s(*e(e<s ()"l 5)eset"t+( " le#tu)e). "

) A clear e*am!le of a mis+nderstandin #etween NAE and ,% is the followin


well-&nown one &noc&in +!/. f in a con"ersation an American as&s an
Enlishman if his female collea+e has alread$ left her hotel room the Enlish
man can re!l$ that he has not seen her $et #+t has &noc&ed her +! meanin that
he &noc&ed on her door to wa&e her +!. The American howe"er miht +nderstand
that the Enlishman made her !renant or #eat her +!.

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