Education Committee of the LAGB

Accents and phoneme-grapheme correspondences

last changed 27 July 2007

This page is still growing! If you would like to offer another accent for the collection, please contact Sue Barry.

Introduction

Click here for a general introduction to the web site. This introduction refers to the following DfES publication:

Playing with sounds: A supplement to Progression with phonics (Page 15)

'Playing with sounds' is a description of the phoneme-grapheme correspondences in one accent - Received Pronunciation, or RP; a slightly modifed version of this description is summarised here. Our site extends this description to other accents, so it can be seen as a supplement to this supplement.

Click here for an introduction to the site written for linguists.

The accents on this site

The accent-guides on this site have been written by phoneticians specially for this site, and where possible they include a table based on the DfES table in 'Playing with sounds'.


Related sites

  • 'Linguistic phonics' (news item 6/6/2007) - a system for teaching initial literacy which "builds on a child's own language" - but so far without paying attention to accent differences











 

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