The Phonology of Rhondda Valleys English

Roderick Walters

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Rhondda Accent
A description of the Rhondda English Accent – its consonants, vowels and prosody [stress, rhythm & intonation], with sound clips throughout and a full archive of sound recordings & transcriptions.

This is study of working-class male pronunciation in a South Wales “Valleys” accent of English. It consists of a concise version of my 1999 doctoral thesis “A study of the Segmental and Supra-segmental Phonology of Rhondda Valleys English”, with sound clips added throughout so that readers can hear the consonants, vowels and prosody [stress, rhythm & intonation]. Symbols and technical terms used are explained for the non-specialist reader in a glossary and there is a full archive of sound recordings and transcriptions.

Note on how to access the sound-clips
Sound-clips are embedded throughout the PDF documents. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader, available from (see link on the bottom right), in order to be able to play them. Note: for users of the Chrome browser the PDFs will need to be downloaded and opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader as the Chrome PDF viewer will not play the sound-clips.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Phonology
  • Regional Accents - Rhondda Valleys English
  • Prosody


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