On H-dropping again

Feb 6, 2012 by

In an earlier post, I mentioned H-dropping as one of the characteristic features of Cockney, the lower class variety of English from the streets of London’s East End. Recall Professor Higgins’ complaints: “Hear them down in...

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Cockney to disappear from London?

Jul 14, 2010 by

A conducted by Paul Kerswill, Professor of Sociolinguistics at Lancaster University, suggests that Cockney is on the move. Previously common on the streets of London’s East End, this accent is now moving further east, to the...

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