Description - Talking Proper by Lynda Mugglestone
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 18th-century London, follows its history through the 19th and 20th centuries, and charts its downfall during the era of New Labour. The accessible account is liberally spiced with quotations from English speech and writing over the past 250 years.
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(234mm x 157mm x 20mm)
Oxford University Press
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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.