Cockney English

Family Guy - Stewie Griffin & Eliza Pinchley.

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Some popular TV shows that are based on more offensive humor are great places to find examples of problems with language such as hegemony and accents. This example shows how the american baby is upset with the thick British accent of the girl and demands that she learns the proper accent and pronunciation of English. It is a bit ironic that he too has a bit of a British accent but continues to throw insults about her language ideologies and the accent associated with the way she speaks the same language he is speaking. This example shows how even when groups use hegemony to get others to conform to their ideals that they are a bit ignorant to the flaws of their own ideals and would rather focus on others "wrong doings".

Posted by Zach Beckmann on June 27, 2017

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Ideology;
British English;
Cockney English;
Accent

British Accents: Call Centre English

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Some great discussion about language ideologies, and Diglossia, two variants of the same language.

Posted by Mark Beal on February 7, 2016

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Ideology;
British English;
Cockney English

Extremely British

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A satirical trailer mocking the apparent incomprehensibility of UK English varieties, notably, those featured in crime dramas for US viewers (possibly aiming toward Cockney). A claim by a film critic, "Extremely British" and USA Today reports, "I don't think I heard a single consonant." Intro ling, intro phonetics classes loved it.

Posted by Andrea Kortenhoven on October 30, 2015

Tags:
Indexicality;
Cockney English;
Variation;
Socioeconomic Status;
Slang

Ducks quack in regional accents

A researcher known as "Dr. Quack" reports that recordings of "Cockney" ducks from London differ in their quacking from "Cornish" ducks. [Published on 06-01-2004]

Posted by Kara Becker on September 5, 2014

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British English;
Cockney English;
Accent

Multicultural London English

A 2013 Economist article on Multicultural London English with quotes from Paul Kerswill

Posted by Kara Becker on November 4, 2013

Tags:
British English;
Cockney English;
Youth

Cockney Rhyming Slang

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A 2008 segment on Cockney Rhyming Slang

Posted on November 8, 2012

Tags:
Cockney English;
Slang

My Fair Lady: The Rain in Spain

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Actress Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, demonstrating features of the Cockney accent, including h-dropping and the diphthongization of /e/.

Posted on November 8, 2012

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Cockney English

Michael Caine: An Accent that Broke Class Barriers

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A 2009 Times Talks interview with actor Michael Caine, who is a native speaker of Cockney English