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Talking Proper By Lynda Mugglestone

Talking Proper
by Lynda Mugglestone

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This study examines the images and issues implicated in the rise of accent as a symbol of social value and identity in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It looks at popular stereotypes of speech and the speaker, and focuses on the rise of the idea of a "standard" accent.
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Talking Proper: The Rise and Fall of the English Acccent as a Social Symbol by Lynda Mugglestone

This study examines the images and issues implicated in the rise of accent as a symbol of social value and identity in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It looks at popular stereotypes of speech and speaker - such as "educated", "vulgar" and "parvenue" - and focuses on the rise of the idea of a "standard" accent and associated judgements about "good" and "bad" speech. The author shows how these notions were transposed into literature and education, and into contemporary images of gender and class.

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Talking Proper Reviews


"Well written and clear...this engaging work offers much to both amateur and professional sociolinguists."--Choice


"Well written and clear...this engaging work offers much to both amateur and professional sociolinguists."--Choice

"Well written and clear...this engaging work offers much to both amateur and professional sociolinguists."--Choice


"Well written and clear...this engaging work offers much to both amateur and professional sociolinguists."--Choice


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GOR001993084
Talking Proper: The Rise and Fall of the English Acccent as a Social Symbol by Lynda Mugglestone
Lynda Mugglestone
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-02-27
361
0198237065
9780198237068
N/A
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