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Studies in English Language : Listening to the Past: Audio Records of Accents of English - Raymond Hickey

Studies in English Language

Listening to the Past: Audio Records of Accents of English

By: Raymond Hickey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th May 2019
ISBN: 9781107660205
Number Of Pages: 606

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Audio recordings of English are available from the first half of the twentieth century and thus complement the written data sources for the recent history of the language. This book is the first to bring together a team of globally recognised scholars to document and analyse these early recordings in a single volume. Looking at examples of regional varieties of English from England, Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Canada and other anglophone countries, the volume explores both standard and vernacular varieties, and demonstrates how accents of English have changed between the late nineteenth century and the present day. The socio-phonetic examinations of the recordings will be of interest to scholars of historical linguistics, the history of the English language, language variation and change, phonetics, and phonology.

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'This is a broad, ambitious, and enlightening use of previously untapped sources. The collection provides an exciting new dimension to the analysis of variation and change in twentieth-century English.' Donka Minkova, University of California, Los Angeles
'This is the first major publication to tap the wealth of available archival sound recordings for the historical study of spoken English. The editor is to be commended for bringing together a strong line-up of experts and for covering British and American English as well as several New Englishes.' Christian Mair, University of Freiburg
"This is a broad, ambitious, and enlightening use of previously untapped sources. The collection provides an exciting new dimension to the analysis of variation and change in twentieth-century English." Donka Minkova, University of California, Los Angeles
"This is the first major publication to tap the wealth of available archival sound recordings for the historical study of spoken English. The editor is to be commended for bringing together a strong line-up of experts and for covering British and American English as well as several New Englishes." Christian Mair, University of Freiburg

ISBN: 9781107660205
ISBN-10: 1107660203
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 606
Published: 30th May 2019
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.8

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