What are pronunciation preferences?

Some articles on pronunciation, pronunciation preferences:

John C. Wells - Works - Essays
1985 – English pronunciation and its dictionary representation. 1995 – Age grading in English pronunciation preferences. 1997 – What's happening to Received Pronunciation? ...

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