What is Adele’s accent from?

Adele is not a cockney (The joy of small things, 20 November). Adele is from north London, which has its own accent, and is definitely not within the sound of Bow bells.

Why does Adele sing with an American accent?

The reason that British singers sound “American” when they sing …. And also why Americans sound “British” to British ears when they sing is because singing is about sustained vowel sounds. Sustaining vowel sounds erases the distinct accents which largely come from clipping or drawling consonant sounds.

What is a Cockney accent?

Cockney is the accent spoken in the East-End of London. It has been stigmatized for centuries but also has covert prestige, that is, it is a badge of identity for its speakers. Cockney is famous for its rhyming slang, much of which is humorous such as trouble and strife = wife.

What happens to Adele’s accent when she sings?

According to linguist and author, David Crystal, a song’s melody cancels out the intonations of speech, followed by the beat of the music cancelling out the rhythm of speech. Once this happens, singers are forced to stress syllables as they are accented in the music, which forces singers to elongate their vowels.