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Title: Communication: Received Pronunciation and Third World
Authors: Nihalani, P. 
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Nihalani, P. (1988). Communication: Received Pronunciation and Third World. ITL, Review of Applied Linguistics 79-80 : 61-75. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: It is argued that British Received Pronunciation (RP) is an undesirable & probably unattainable model of pronunciation for use in teaching Eng in Third World countries. It is suggested that a "communicative" model, rather than the "normative" model of RP, would be better suited to this context, as it uses a measure of success of the transaction between two participants. The role of "pleasant voice" characteristics in communication is discussed. Four phonetic correlates of pleasant voice quality are outlined: volume, pitch, duration, & tempo. B. Annesser Murray.
Source Title: ITL, Review of Applied Linguistics
ISSN: 00190810
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