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Talking proper : the rice of accent as social symbol

Author: Lynda Mugglestone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st published in paperback
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Offering the history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity, this work traces the origins of the phenomenon in late eighteenth-century London.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Mugglestone
ISBN: 9780199250615 0199250618 9780199250622 0199250626
OCLC Number: 750119492
Description: [8], 360 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Rise of a Standard ; 2. Accent as Social Symbol ; 3. The Practice of Prescription ; 4. /h/ and Other Symbols of the Social Divide ; 5. Ladylike Accents and the Feminine Proprieties of Speech ; 6. Literature and the Literate Speaker ; 7. Educating Accents ; 8. The Rise (and Fall ?) of RP ; Index
Responsibility: Lynda Mugglestone.

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