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Elite use[ edit ] At the start of the 20th century, elevated public speaking in the United States focused on song-like intonation, lengthily and tremulously uttered vowels, and a booming resonance, rather than the details of a given word's phonetic qualities. During the earlier part of the 20th century, imitation of British speaking styles was increasingly taught as a part of public speaking skills, particularly to the upper class.
Sociolinguist William Labov describes that such " r-less pronunciationfollowing Received Pronunciation ", the standard accent of London and much of Southern England, "was taught as a model of correct, international English by schools of speech, acting and elocution in the United States up to the end of World War II".
President William Howard Taftwho attended public school in Ohio, and inventor Thomas Edisonwho grew up in Ohio and Michigan, both used natural rhotic accents. Presidents William McKinley of Ohio and Grover Cleveland of Central New Yorkhowever, clearly employed a non-rhotic, upper-class, Mid-Atlantic quality in their speeches ; both even use the distinctive and archaic oratory affectation of a " trilled " or " flapped r " at times whenever r is pronounced.
Mostly attracting a following of English-language learners and New York City public-school teachers,  Tilly was interested in popularizing his version of a "proper" American pronunciation for teaching in public schools and using in public life. World English was a speech pattern that very specifically did not derive from any regional dialect pattern in England or America, although it clearly bears some resemblance to the speech patterns that were spoken in a few areas of New England, and a very considerable resemblance Lovecraft Franklin D.
In and around Boston, Massachusettsfor example, the accent was characteristic, in the late s and early s, of the local elite: Homans McGeorge Bundy Elliot Richardson George Plimpton though he was actually a lifelong member of the New York City elite and John Kerry who has noticeably reduced this accent since his early adulthood.
In the New York metropolitan areaparticularly including its affluent Westchester County suburbs and the North Shore of Long Islandother terms for the local Transatlantic pronunciation and accompanying facial behavior include " Locust Valley lockjaw" or " Larchmont lockjaw", named for the stereotypical clenching of the speaker's jaw muscles to achieve an exaggerated enunciation quality.
Rooseveltwho came from a privileged New York City family and was educated at Grotona private Massachusetts preparatory schoolhad a number of characteristic patterns. His speech is non-rhotic ; one of Roosevelt's most frequently heard speeches has a falling diphthong in the word fear, which distinguishes it from other forms of surviving non-rhotic speech in the United States.
The codification of a Mid-Atlantic accent in writing, particularly for theatrical training, is often credited to Edith Warman Skinner in the s,   a student of Tilly best known for her instructional text Speak with Distinction.
With the evolution of talkies in the late s, a voice was first heard in motion pictures. It was then that the majority of audiences first heard Hollywood actors speaking predominantly in the elevated stage pronunciation of the Mid-Atlantic accent.
Elizabeth Banks uses the Mid-Atlantic accent in playing the flamboyant, fussy, upper-class character Effie Trinket in the futuristic Hunger Games film series and also for her character, Pizzaz Miller, on the Comedy Central show Moonbeam City. Her code is listed below:Lining up plans in New Orleans?
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