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Academic Paper

Title: Special issue on studies in Late Modern English historical phonology using the Eighteenth-Century English Phonology Database (ECEP): introduction
Author: Joan Beal
Author: Ranjan Sen
Author: Nuria Yáñez-Bouza
Author: Christine Wallis
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Since Charles Jones referred to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the ‘Cinderellas of English historical linguistic study’ (1989: 279), there has been a great deal of progress in research on this period, but, as Beal (2012: 22) points out, much of this has been in the fields of syntax, morphology, lexis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and the normative tradition. Beal argues that the availability of corpora of Late Modern English texts has greatly facilitated research in these areas, but, since creating phonological corpora for periods antedating the invention of sound recording is a challenging proposition, the historical phonology of Late Modern English has benefited much less from the corpus revolution. To redress this imbalance, the editors of this issue, with technical support from the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, created the Eighteenth-Century English Phonology Database (ECEP), which is freely available at


This article appears IN English Language and Linguistics Vol. 24, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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