Talking Proper by Lynda Mugglestone
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Talking Proper
By Lynda Mugglestone

Talking Proper

The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol 2nd Revised edition

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Talking Proper by Lynda Mugglestone

Book Description

Talking Proper is a history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity. Lynda Mugglestone traces the origins of the phenomenon in late eighteenth-century London, follows its history through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and charts its downfall during the era of New Labour. This is a witty, readable account of a fascinating subject, liberally spiced with quotations from English speech and writing over the past 250 years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199250622
ISBN-10: 0199250626
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 20mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words by Lynda Mugglestone Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words, Hardback (August 2015)

This book looks at the range of Johnson's writings on, and the complexity of his thinking about, language and lexicography. It casts new light on Johnson's life in language provides a convincing reassessment of his impact on English culture, the making of dictionaries, and their role in a nation's identity.

Oxford History of English by Lynda Mugglestone Oxford History of English, Paperback (November 2012)

Lynda Mugglestone's hugely popular The Oxford History of English is republished in a reset and revised edition featuring David Crystal's new take on the future of English. With impeccable and approachable scholarship, it describes the changing sounds, words, and meanings of English. A book for everyone interested in the language.

Samuel Johnson by Lynda Mugglestone Samuel Johnson, Hardback (November 2012)

This book offers wide-ranging coverage of Samuel Johnson's life, work, and reception across fifteen thematically cohesive chapters. Taking as its point of departure William Hazlitt's famous comparison between Johnson's prose style and a pendulum, this volume will contest and rebalance the metaphor of the pendulum.

Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction by Lynda Mugglestone Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2011)

Dictionaries are far more than works which list the words and meanings of a language. In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone takes a look at how dictionaries are made, considering how they reflect the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written.

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Author Biography - Lynda Mugglestone

Lynda Mugglestone is News International Lecturer in Language and Communication, University of Oxford and Fellow in English Language and Literature, Pembroke College, Oxford.

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