Accents and phoneme-grapheme correspondences
If you would like to offer another accent for the collection, please contact Sue Barry.
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’.
- A Liverpool accent: Description and Correspondence table
- by Patrick Honeybone and Kevin Watson
- a Manchester accent: Description and Correspondence table
- by Sue Barry, Manchester Metropolitan University.
- a Newcastle accent: Description
- by Dominic Watt, University of Aberdeen.
- ‘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