From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Estuary English ˌEstuary ˈEnglish noun [uncountable] an English accent (= way of speaking) which is common in London and the southeast of England. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, userSync: { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, But it is not a new phenomenon. googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; name: "_pubcid", A term, coined in 1984 by the British phonetician David Rosewarne, a lecturer at Kingsway College, London, for a variety of English and in particular an accent common among younger people in and around LONDON.This appears to have been at first most noticeable in Essex and Kent, counties that lie immediately north and south of the Thames Estuary, hence the name. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, userIds: [{ name: "identityLink", Received Pronounciation can be heard in the same areas as Estuary English, however RP tends to be spoken by the upper classes while Estuary English is spoken by the lower and working class. }] ‘It is a land of undulating hills and hollows, dips and drumlins, rivers, inlets, estuaries and lakes, dotted with homes and barns.’ ‘The Hiberno-Norse towns were all located at trans-shipment points on the upper tidal estuaries of the larger Irish river systems.’ An Estuary English accent has some features of Standard English, or RP, and some features of a cockney accent. } },{ Estuary In Estuary English a glottal stop is not accompanied by an alveolar stop, and will appear at the end of syllables: (foot, what) as well as before cons… { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, bidderSequence: "fixed" { {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, If one imagines a continuum with R.P. If one imagines a continuum with RP and London speech at either end, "Estuary English" speakers are to be found grouped in the middle ground.'. 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Estuary English is an accent associated with the area surrounding the River Thames, including London. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, He characterized it as 'a variety of modified regional speech [...] a mixture of non-regional and local south-eastern English pronunciation and intonation. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446382' }}, In this first edition of my new Convincing Cosplay series, I teach you (hopefully) how to speak with an Estuary English accent! 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The word "estuary" is derived from the Latin word aestuarium meaning tidal inlet of the sea, which in itself is derived from the term aestus, meaning tide.There have been many definitions proposed to describe an estuary. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, Estuary English is a term invented by the British phonetician David Rosewarne in 1984 to describe a variety of English spoken “by the banks of the Thames and its estuary.” Rosewarne describes Estuary English as a variety that includes the features of Standard English phonology, Received Pronunciation, as well as South-Eastern Britain’s, mainly the Cockney accent’s, speech patterns (Estuary English: Tomorrow’s RP?). Instance hyponyms: Humber (an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River) Estuary English is a variety of modified regional speech. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); Estuary English is an English accent associated with the area along the River Thames and its estuary.Phonetician John C. Wells proposed a definition of Estuary English as "Standard English spoken with the accent of the southeast of England".Estuary English may be compared with Cockney, and there is some debate among linguists as to where Cockney speech ends and Estuary English begins. 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What is Estuary English? There's a new buzzword going the rounds in England -- Estuary English (EE). The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides. 'min': 3.05, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, type: "html5", estuary definition: 1. the wide part of a river at the place where it joins the sea: 2. the wide part of a river at…. ga('set', 'dimension2', "entry"); googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en"); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, "noPingback": true, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, var pbMobileHrSlots = [ { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_l = en"); A few months later Paul Coggle published his popular paperback Do You Speak Estuary?, triggering another bout of media publicity. Estuary english definition, a spoken variety of English influenced by cockney, London speech, and Received Pronunciation, used in London and southeastern England in the area of the Thames estuary… var mapping_houseslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], [300, 250]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); It is the continuation of a trend that has been going on for five hundred years or more - the tendency for features of popular London speech to spread out geographically (to other parts of the country) and socially (to higher social classes). }; { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, What is Estuary English? ga('set', 'dimension3', "default"); pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, 'increment': 1, var pbjs = pbjs || {}; Cockney & Estuary: 'will' is pronounced 'wiw' RP & Estuary… Estuary English and language study “Estuary English”, whatever it is or is not, is evidence of language change in the field of sociolinguistics (language and society, in some Advanced level courses). 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Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "estuary"): firth (a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)). googletag.pubads().setTargeting("sfr", "cdo_dict_english"); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, RP An RP accent is very clear about when a speaker can produce a glottal stop – it can replace a ‘t’ only before another consonant sound for example in ‘football’ and when produced is accompanied by an alveolar stop (the tongue touches the alveolar ridge as if it were making a /t/. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, We must modernize it by gradually incorporating one or two of the changes typical of EE. pid: '94' But like Cockney it shows tendencies towards such phonetic characteristics as the following: Phoneticians at University College London have recently been attempting to fix a standard phonetic transcription for EE. enableSendAllBids: false, 'max': 30, Learn more. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, // FIXME: (temporary) - send ad requests only if PlusPopup is not shown L'Estuary English è ritenuto un accento della lingua inglese largamente parlato nell'Inghilterra sud-orientale, soprattutto lungo le rive del Tamigi e del suo estuario.Il fonetista John C. Wells ha proposto di definirlo come "l'accento comune dell'inglese dell'Inghilterra sud-orientale", contestando però l'idea che la diffusione dell'accento da Londra a tutta la regione non sia nulla di nuovo. iasLog("__tcfapi useractioncomplete or tcloaded ", tcData, success); "authorizationFallbackResponse": { Meaning of Estuary English. Well, it’s from the South of England, but it isn’t cockney, and it isn’t RP. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, googletag.enableServices(); }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, Since 1984, the usage of Estuary English has grown profoundly. 'increment': 0.05, Learn more. She did not see it as a variety of Standard English, but as something to be eradicated. He coined the term "Estuary English" (or, in short, EE) when he noticed a new dialect being spoken on the banks of the Thames and its estuary. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, Many of the features that distinguish it from RP are features it shares with Cockney: things that may mark it as being distinctively south-eastern (as against RP, which is non-localizable within England). Received Pronounciation can be heard in the same areas as Estuary English, however RP tends to be spoken by the upper classes while Estuary English is spoken by the lower and working class. estuary: Mündung) bezeichnet man einen Akzent der englischen Sprache, der im Südosten Englands (im Mündungsgebiet der Themse) gesprochen wird. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, }); googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_dc", "english"); }; { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, 'increment': 0.5, defaultGdprScope: true Usage explanations of natural written and spoken English, 0 && stateHdr.searchDesk ? { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, Estuary English is an increasing variety which is penetrating through the boundaries of social classes and the media. var pbHdSlots = [ This accent is very widely used, especially among people under 60 years old, as people of all social classes mix together much more than they used to. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, Learn more. In the Independent on Sunday Neal Ascherson claimed that the upper-class young now speak Estuary English, 'the faintly Cocknefied accent of the South-east'. It's supposed to be a new kind of English that's due to take over as the new standard English. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, How to use estuary in a sentence. } Estuary English is similar in some ways to a cockney accent, but it is less strong. iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); name: "pbjs-unifiedid", {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; But at the 1995 Conservative party conference the Minister of Education, Gillian Shephard, launched into a denunciation of EE, condemning it as slovenly, mumbling, bastardized Cockney. pbjsCfg = { var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); Unlike Cockney, EE is associated with standard grammar and usage. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, Estuary English is a new name. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, (Coggle is a university senior lecturer in German, and his book is actually very well-informed.) { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, Actually very well-informed., Estuary English ( EE ) end, Estuary, accent, it! 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