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EnglishnessTwentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity$
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Simon Featherstone

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623655

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.001.0001

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Voices

Voices

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(p.140) Chapter 8 Voices
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Englishness
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Simon Featherstone

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0009

This chapter identifies the role of accent, dialect and speech in the formation of national identity, and considers the relevance of the strategies of mimicry. It shows how new adjustments of national self-presentation and style were caused by American popular song styles. The chapter also compares the cultural contests of voice with the history of the English singing voice.

Keywords:   speech, accent, dialect, national identity, mimicry, national self-presentation, English singing voice

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