We are not amused - victorian views on pronunciation as told in the pages o. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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We are not amused - victorian views on pronunciation as told in the pages o.

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: The Bodleian Library, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:

David Crystal shows how our feelings about pronunciation today have their origins in the way our Victorian predecessors thought about the subject, as revealed in the pages of the satirical magazine,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9781851244782 1851244786
OCLC Number: 1023309277
Description: 96 sidor ; 16.7 cm
Contents: ContentsIntroduction Mr Punch tries to helpWhy then? Elocution Walker Provincial peculiarities Poor letter H - upstairs and downstairs Going too far The demand for elocution Spelling out H Spelling bees Cockney vowels Keb, sir? Vowel washing Ambiguities Posh pronunciation Personal intewest Scots pronunciation The wh- problem Dr Johnson on the Scots accent Inoffensive Boswell Pronouncing place-names Underground pronunciations Law and Lindley Murray Pronouncing surnamesActors' pronunciation American pronunciation Taking Cockney seriously? Leaving Walker behindPicture Credits

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