Is /r/ in RP labialised in all positions?

For example: In words like real, free, proud, tree, brother, borrow, dream, throw etc.

Is it labialised in all positions (like intervocalic, post-consonantal etc)?


This 1999 paper summarises it simply in its second section:

Gimson says of /r/ in RP British English that “[a]lthough for perhaps the majority of RP speakers the lip position of /r/ is determined by that of the following vowel, some speakers labialize /r/ whatever the following vowel.” Perhaps this labialization of /r/ has become the norm, at least in Standard Southern British English. According to Roach, in /r/ “it is usual for the lips to be slightly rounded”.

The latest version of Gimson's still says this.

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