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Title: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Written By: Charles Jones
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403947236
Description:

'This volume relies on a wealth of primary sources, which the author
investigates with great accuracy, thus giving a very detailed picture of
how Late Modern English commentators approached phonological variation at
the segmental level. The comments provided by the authors discussed shed
considerable light on how speakers saw their usage and strove to change or
maintain it. As a result, this valuable study sets itself at the crossroads
between historical phonology, historical dialectology, and historical
perceptual dialectology.' Professor Marina Dossena, Universita' degli Studi
di Bergamo, Italy

This work provides a detailed account of word level pronunciation in
England and Scotland between 1700 and 1900. All major and minor source
materials are presented in depth and there is a close discussion of
contemporary attitudes to pronunciation standards and orthographic reform.
The materials are presented in three chronological periods: 1700-1750,
1750-1800 and the Nineteenth century, so that the reader is able not only
to see the main characteristics of the pronunciation of both vowels and
consonants in each period, but can also compare developments from one
period to another, thus identifying ongoing changes to the phonology.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403947236
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416
Prices: U.K. £ 90