Analysis and discussion of a speaker’s accent

Part A
Analyse the accent of the BBC presenter Steph McGovern from the three video clips provided on moodle. For each of the following, explain what would be expected of a broad Middlesbrough accent and then analyse the data provided fully using IPA conventions and comment on what you find.
1. The STRUT vowel
2. The BATH vowel
3. The GOAT vowel
4. The FACE vowel
5. Word-final /ŋ/
6. /k/
7. Intervocalic /t/
Part B
Discuss the attitudes to regional accents shown in the reaction of viewers to her accent and in her choice to maintain her accent.