Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

by Lynda Mugglestone
     
 


Pronunciation in Britain acts as an image of identity laden with social and cultural sensitivities. In "Talking Proper," Mugglestone studies the shifts in attitudes to language (and in language itself) which, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, came to influence the rise of many still current peculiarities of English speech.  See more details below

Overview


Pronunciation in Britain acts as an image of identity laden with social and cultural sensitivities. In "Talking Proper," Mugglestone studies the shifts in attitudes to language (and in language itself) which, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, came to influence the rise of many still current peculiarities of English speech.

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"Well written and clear...this engaging work offers much to both amateur and professional sociolinguists."--Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198239482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/16/1995
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author


Lynda Mugglestone is News International Lecturer in Language and Communication, University of Oxford and Fellow in English Language and Literature, Pembroke College, Oxford.

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