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On early English pronunciation, with special reference to Shakespeare and Chaucer, containing an investigation of the correspondence of writing with speech in England from the Anglosaxon period to the present day, preceded by a systematic notation of all spoken sounds by means of the ordinary printing types. Including a rearrangement of Prof. F.J. Child's memoirs on the language of Chaucer and Gower, and reprints of the rare tracts by Salesbury on English, 1547, and Welch, 1567, and by Barclay on French, 1521. Preview this item
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On early English pronunciation, with special reference to Shakespeare and Chaucer, containing an investigation of the correspondence of writing with speech in England from the Anglosaxon period to the present day, preceded by a systematic notation of all spoken sounds by means of the ordinary printing types. Including a rearrangement of Prof. F.J. Child's memoirs on the language of Chaucer and Gower, and reprints of the rare tracts by Salesbury on English, 1547, and Welch, 1567, and by Barclay on French, 1521.

Author: Alexander John EllisWilliam SalesburyJohann Andreas SchmellerAlexander BarclayLouis-Lucien Bonaparte, princeAll authors
Publisher: London, Pub. for the Philological Society by Asher & Co., and for the Early English Text Society and the Chaucer Society, by Trübner & Co., 1869-89.
Series: Chaucer Society. [Publications] Second series. 1, 4, 5, 11, 25
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Ellis, Alexander John, 1814-1890.
On early English pronunciation.
London, Pub. for the Philological Society by Asher & Co., and for the Early English Text Society and the Chaucer Society, by Trübner & Co., 1869-89
(OCoLC)580120317
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander John Ellis; William Salesbury; Johann Andreas Schmeller; Alexander Barclay; Louis-Lucien Bonaparte, prince; Johan Winkler; Francis James Child
OCLC Number: 3951183
Notes: Titles of v. 4 and 5 differ slightly. Vol. 5 has imprint: London, Pub. for the Philological Society, the Early English Text Society, and the Chaucer Society, by Trübner & Co., 1889.
Issued jointly by the Philological Society, the Early English Text Society, and the Chaucer Society; appearing as no. 1, 4-5, 1, 25 in 2d series of the publications of the Chaucer Society, no. 2, 7, 14, 23, 56, in extra series of the publications of the Early English Text Society and without number in the Philological Society publications.
An abridgement of the 5th part was published by the English Dialect Society, 1899, in v. 24 under title: "English dialects, their sounds and homes."
Issued in boards.
Description: 5 volumes 2 folded maps (including frontispiece, volumes 5) 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. On the pronunciation of the XIVth, XVIth, XVIIth, and XVIIIth centuries.--pt. 2. On the pronunciation of the XIIIth and previous centuries, of Anglosaxon, Icelandic, Old Norse and Gothic, with chronological tables of the value of letters and expressions of sounds in English writing.--pt. 3. Illustrations of the pronunciation of the XIVth and XVth centuries. Chaucer, Gower, Wycliffe, Spenser, Shakspere, Salesbury, Barclay, Hart, Bullokar, Gill, Pronunciation vocabulary.--pt. 4. ... Illustrations of the pronunciation of English in the XVIIth, XVIIIth, and XIXth centuries ... Received American and Irish pronunciation of English. Abstracts of Schmeller's treatise on Bavarian dialects, and Winkler's Low German and Friesian Dialecticon, and Prince L.L. Bonaparte's vowel and consonant lists. Phonological introduction to dialects.--pt. 5. Existing dialectal as compared with West Saxon pronunciation. With two maps of the dialect districts.
Series Title: Chaucer Society. [Publications] Second series. 1, 4, 5, 11, 25
Responsibility: By Alexander J. Ellis ...

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