LINGUIST List 14.1214

Tue Apr 29 2003

Books: Historical Ling, English: Beal

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  1. bartonm, English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Message 1: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:46:21 +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
Series Title: 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,
Book URL:
Availability: Available
Author: Joan C. Beal, University of Newcastle upon Tyne 

Hardback: ISBN: 0198237812, Pages: 256 pp, Price: $120.00
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): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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