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1

From which part does MLE originate from?

East-end

2

Who speaks in MLE?

The younger generation, white males or multi-ethnics

3

Which cockney phonological feature is absent from MLE?

H-dropping

4

How long has it taken for the shift from cockney to MLE to take place?

One generation

5

Where a cockney speaker would use diphthongs, what is an MLE speaker more likely to do?

Monophthongs, diphthong is lost

6

Cockney is on the move, in which county can it be most readily found now?

Kent or Essex

7

What is happening to the Kent accent?

It's disappearing as the cockney accent is moving in

8

Name a high profile MLE speaker

Stormzy, skepta

9

What does Amir Khan's blend of Bolton and Pakistani accent prove?

The multi-cultural English is not just in London

10

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

11

How many languages are spoken in London schools?

300

12

Give 3 phonological features of MLE

Don't H-drop
Vowels sound different
Replace diphthongs with Monophthongs

13

List some MLE phonology

Does th-front
Doesn't H-drop
Does l-vocalisation
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.

14

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)

15

List some MLE grammar features

Non-standard indefinite article- a hour
Noun "man" use in the place of pronoun- it's her man's looking at- like non-gender specific third person pronoun "one"
Quotatives- "this is me"
Present tense used to describe a completed action "we drive all the way here"