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eBook English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language epub

by Joan C. Beal

eBook English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language epub
  • ISBN: 0198237812
  • Author: Joan C. Beal
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 24, 1999)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1550 kb
  • FB2 size 1647 kb
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Home Browse Books Book details, English . Thomas Spence was born on 21 June 1750 on the Quayside, then one of the poorest areas of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Home Browse Books Book details, English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century:. The Grand Repository was one of many English pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth century to satisfy the growing demands for a clear guide to & pronunciation.

RAYMOND HICKEY is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg and Essen. He has written several books on Irish English, including A Sound Atlas of Irish English (Mouton de Gruyter, 2004), Dublin English. Evolution and Change (John Benjamins, 2005) and Irish English, History and. Present-day Forms (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Thomas Spence (1750-1814) was a native of Newcastle upon Tyne who is best known for his political writings .

Thomas Spence (1750-1814) was a native of Newcastle upon Tyne who is best known for his political writings, and more particularly for his radical 'Plan' for social reform involving common ownership of the land. The Grand Repository was one of many English pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth century to satisfy the growing demands for a clear guide to 'correct' pronunciation. It differs from its contemporaries firstly in that it was intended primarily for the lower classes, and secondly in that it is the only eighteenth-century pronouncing dictionary of English to use a truly 'phonetic' script in the sense of one sound one symbol.

Oxford University Press UK (1999). The English Utilitarians and the Idealists an Introductory Study of the Development of English Political Theory in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century. Frank Thakurdas - 1978 - Vishal Publications. Facets of the Eighteenth Century Descriptive, Social and Normative Discourse. Roland G. Bonnel & Atlantic Society for Eighteenth Century Studies - 1991. Cutting Edges Postmodern Critical Essays on Eighteenth-Century Satire. James E. Gill - 1995.

Volume 36 Issue 3. Joan C. Beal. Journal of Linguistics. Recommend this journal.

Thomas Spence's Grand Repository differs from the many English pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth century firstly in that it was intended.

Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Dobson, Eric J. 1957 English Pronunciation 1500–1700. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Thomas Spence's Grand Repository differs from the many English pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth century . English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century.

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.

A social activist, Spence made his primary concern that of inspiring the uneducated urban poor as well as all provincials to improve their social and economic lot by emulating the pronunciation of the London elite.

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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.
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