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Wed Dec 11 2002

Books: General Linguistics: Beal

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  1. bartonm, English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Message 1: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:52:47 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Title: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century
Subtitle: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Joan C. Beal, University of Newcastle upon Tyne 

Paperback: ISBN: 0199256675, Pages: 256 pp., Price: $29.95

Thomas Spence's Grand Repository differs from the many English
pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth century
firstly in that it was intended primarily for the lower classes, and
secondly in that it used a truly 'phonetic' script in the sense of one
sound = one symbol. In this unique account, Joan Beal pays attention
to the actual pronunciations with a view to reconstructing what was
felt to be 'correct' pronunciation in eighteenth-century Britain.

Lingfield(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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