Flashcards in MLE Deck (15):
From which part does MLE originate from?
Who speaks in MLE?
The younger generation, white males or multi-ethnics
Which cockney phonological feature is absent from MLE?
How long has it taken for the shift from cockney to MLE to take place?
Where a cockney speaker would use diphthongs, what is an MLE speaker more likely to do?
Monophthongs, diphthong is lost
Cockney is on the move, in which county can it be most readily found now?
Kent or Essex
What is happening to the Kent accent?
It's disappearing as the cockney accent is moving in
Name a high profile MLE speaker
What does Amir Khan's blend of Bolton and Pakistani accent prove?
The multi-cultural English is not just in London
MLE is a street dialect with its own lexis. What can you say about this lexis?
They'll have the same word but a different meaning or a word will go out of fashion
How many languages are spoken in London schools?
Give 3 phonological features of MLE
Vowels sound different
Replace diphthongs with Monophthongs
List some MLE phonology
Replaces diphthongs with Monophthongs /plei/ becomes /ple/
This, that, them, there use alveolar /d/ to become "dis" and "dat"
MLE is syllable timed in comparison to white RP which is stress timed which gives it a distinct staccato rhythm.
List some MLE lexis features
Extremely fast moving, excludes non-MLE speakers
A multi-ethnic blend "bare, blood, mandem and yout" are Jamaican in origin "nang and dag" are Australian and "my ends" home grown. (London)