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English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's "Grand Repository of the English Language" [Paperback]

Joan Beal


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Table of Contents

1. Thomas Spence: His Life and Works; 2. Eighteenth-Century English: The 'Cinderella' of English Historical Linguistics?; 3. Evidence for Eighteenth-Century Pronunciation: The Value of Pronouncing Dictionaries; 4. Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language; 5. The Phonology of Eighteenth-Century English: Evidence from Spence's Grand Repository and Contemporary Pronouncing Dictionaries; 6. Conclusion; Appendices; References; Index

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