'Talking Proper': The Rise and Fall of the English Accent as a Social Symbol / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Oxford University Press
Talking Proper is a history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity. Lynda Mugglestone traces the origins of the phenomenon in late eighteenth-century London, follows its history through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and charts its downfall during the era of New Labor. This is a witty, readable account of a fascinating subject, liberally spiced with quotations from English speech and writing over the past 250 years.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About 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.