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Listed below are references used to develop the Accents and Slang learning materials. You may wish to do some further reading to develop a greater understanding in English accent varieties.

References (Not in alphabetical order)

  1. Clarke, S., Elms, F., & Youssef, A. (1995). The third dialect of English: Some Canadian evidence. Language Variation and Change 7 (2): 209–228.
  2. Crystal, D. (1995). Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. Cambridge, U.K.: University Press.
  3. Dollinger, S. (2015). Canadian English. In Simpson, J. (Ed.). The Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online version]. Retrieved from http://public.oed.com/aspects-of-english/english-in-use/canadian-english/
  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2015). Accent. In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from http://academic.eb.com/EBchecked/topic/2866/accent
  5. Gasser, M. (2012). How language works: The cognitive science of linguistics (Ed. 3.0). Bloomington: Indiana University. [E-resource] Retrieved from http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/PhonProcess/accents.html
  6. Government of India. (2011). Census 2001 Data Online. Retrieved from http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-common/CensusDataSummary.html
  7. Hughes, A., Trudgill, P., & Watt, D. (2012). English accents and dialects (5th ed.). London: Hodder Education.
  8. Lewis, M. Paul, Simons, G. F., & Fennig, C. D. (Eds.). (2014). Ethnologue: Languages of the World, (17th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. [Online version] Retrieved from http://www.ethnologue.com
  9. Lippi-Green, R. (1997). English with an accent: Language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States. New York: Routledge.
  10. McArthur, T. (2013). Canadian English. In Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online version]. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780192800619.001.0001/acref-9780192800619-e-218?rskey=rgbv1F&result=218
  11. McArthur, T. (2013). Indian English. In Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online version]. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780192800619.001.0001/acref-9780192800619-e-597?rskey=gRjgEv&result=1
  12. McArthur, T. (2013). Singapore English. In Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online version]. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780192800619.001.0001/acref-9780192800619-e-1117?rskey=S4hTO8&result=1
  13. Simpson, J. (2015). Accent. In the Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online version]. Retrieved from http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/989?rskey=hEjXRk&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid
  14. The British Library Board. (2015). Learning at the British Library: Sounds familiar? [Website]. Retrieved from http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/index.html
  15. Deterding, D. & Hvitfeldt, R. (1994). The Feature of Singapore English Pronunciation: Implication for Teachers. Teaching and Learning, 15, 98-107.

Sound clips

  1. International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). (2015). Received Pronunciation and miscellaneous: Speaker ‘England 1’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/england-1
  2. --- Northwest: Speaker ‘England 18’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/england-18
  3. --- Yorkshire and Humber: Speaker ‘England 57’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/england-57
  4. --- Scotland: Speaker ‘Scotland 6’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/scotland-6
  5. --- Wales: Speaker ‘Wales 5’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/wales-5
  6. --- Northern Ireland: Speaker ‘Northern Ireland 3’. [Sound clip]. Retrieved from
    http://www.dialectsarchive.com/northern-ireland-3

Videos

  1. UK accent RP Received Pronunciation. (2010, October 19). [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIemPxHSb6Q
  2. Why people change the way they speak, BBC News UK. (2013, April 17). [BBC News video]. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-22183566 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiljTaop-pQ
  3. Emma Watson interview with Jonathan Ross, Part 1. (2012, July 9). The Jonathan Ross Show. [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_A9W5Uu89w
  4. Ray Winstone on The Jonathan Ross Show, Series 5 Ep. 11 Part 3/5. (2013, December 28). [YouTube]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U4Gp6S5nUs
  5. Talking Canadian. (2013, October 11). CBC Documentary Unit. [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIoTpkM5N64 (43:32).
  6. The Indian accent (Indian English). (2014, May 16). [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoF4i77kPak
  7. English as it is spoken - by Singaporeans. (2012, October 1). [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ktn4dySpYI
  8. The Singaporean White Boy - The Shan and Rozz Show EP7. (2011, May 26). [YouTube video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HylaY5e1awo
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