I’ve only recently learned of the concept of Received Pronunciation. What I heard over the BBC airwaves, I assumed to be a London area accent. Instead, I’ve learned, it is a construct having to with education and understandability. I’ve been poking around the web for information and examples, but what I usually find is academic papers and this site: http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/index.html. But the links won’t stream for me.
Can any of our UK subjects (and former subjects) enlighten me on this topic? Sound bites would be appreciated too.