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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

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Title: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language
Written By: Joan C. Beal
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237812
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 p
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