English Grammar: Pronunciation

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Definition:

Pronunciation is the area of language that is concerned with the sounds of speech- how we say words. English pronunciation is not consistent with the writing system- we can often spell the same sound a number of different ways as English is a language that resulted from the merging of various different languages over time. Furthermore, there are regional variations and dialects that add to the complexity. People may also look on different pronunciations from a class perspective, considering that some forms of pronunciation are socially more desirable than others, though these attitudes have no founding in linguistics. Phonetics is the linguistic study of the sounds that make up a language. 

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AccentCreoleDialectIdiolectJargonPhoneticsPidginStandard EnglishReceived PronunciationSlang

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