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Talking proper : the rise of accent as social symbol, Lynda Mugglestone

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Talking proper : the rise of accent as social symbol
Title
Talking proper
Title remainder
the rise of accent as social symbol
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Mugglestone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pronunciation in Britain acts as an image of identity laden with social and cultural sensitivities. In 'Talking Proper' Lynda Mugglestone studies the shifts in attitudes to language (and in language itself) which, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, came to influence the rise of many still current shibboleths of English speech, whether in terms of the 'dropped h' or the stated improprieties of the 'vulgar' as against the 'educated' speaker. Showing how changing notions of acceptability were widely reflected in contemporary works of literature as well as those on language, the author examines the role which accent came to play in popular stereotypes of speaker as well as speech; the 'Cockney', the 'parvenu', the 'educated' or the 'lower class', the 'lady' and the 'gentleman' all make their appearance in the language attributes of the day, their social resonances regularly deployed in prescriptive attempts to standardize the spoken language. The resulting notions about talking proper were firmly embedded in common nineteenth-century assumptions about gender, status, and education, laying the foundations for the Received Pronunciation of today and its distinctive socio-symbolic values
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DLC
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Mugglestone, Lynda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Speech and social status
  • Social classes
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Speech and social status
  • English language
  • Social classes
  • English language
  • Great Britain
Label
Talking proper : the rise of accent as social symbol, Lynda Mugglestone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Accent as Social Symbol -- 1. The Rise of a Standard: Process and Ideology -- 2. Images of Accent: Prescription, Pronunciation, and the Elegant Speaker -- 3. /h/ and Other Symbols of the Social Divide -- 4. Ladylike Accents and the Feminine Proprieties of Speech -- 5. Literature and the Literate Speaker -- 6. Educating Accents -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
30665727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780198239482
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1634194
Label
Talking proper : the rise of accent as social symbol, Lynda Mugglestone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Accent as Social Symbol -- 1. The Rise of a Standard: Process and Ideology -- 2. Images of Accent: Prescription, Pronunciation, and the Elegant Speaker -- 3. /h/ and Other Symbols of the Social Divide -- 4. Ladylike Accents and the Feminine Proprieties of Speech -- 5. Literature and the Literate Speaker -- 6. Educating Accents -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
30665727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780198239482
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1634194

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