Received Pronunciation  

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Received Pronunciation (often referred to as RP), or the Queen's/King's English, is the accent traditionally regarded as the standard for British English. For over a century there has been argument over issues such as the definition of RP, whether it is geographically neutral, how many speakers there are, whether sub-varieties exist, how appropriate a choice it is as a standard and how the accent has changed over time.



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