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Published: 29 April 1999

256 Pages | 2 halftones, 3 tables


ISBN: 9780198237815

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English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Spence's 'Grand Repository of the English Language'

Joan Beal

  • Fascinating study into the work of 18th-century political writer, Thomas Spence
  • Demonstrates importance of pronouncing dictionaries as source for historical phonology
  • Insight into the politics of 18th-century language and its impact on education and reform
  • Includes substantial appendices of entries from Spence's 'Grand Repository'

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