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Title: English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century
Subtitle: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language
Written By: Joan C. Beal
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0199256675.html
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: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237812
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 pp
Prices: $120.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199256675
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 pp
Prices: $29.95