Received Pronunciation 3
Paul Meier is IDEA’s founder and director. British-born and raised, but resident in the United States for much of his adult life, he is Professor of Voice, Speech, Dialects, and Heightened Text at the University of Kansas. He trained at the Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama and holds a first-class Certificate of Proficiency from the International Phonetic Association. He is a dialect coach for theatre and film, and is the author of
Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen, available from bookstores and from Paul Meier Dialect Services. Contrast this with his General American dialect reading of this same passage.