An Introduction to Late Modern English (Edinburgh Textbooks by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

By Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

For many years it's been normally believed that the English language has remained relatively static because the starting of the eighteenth century, yet fresh examine exhibits that this can be faraway from real. An creation to past due glossy English makes a speciality of the tail finish of the standardization approach (codification and prescription), in which such vital social alterations because the commercial Revolution formed the language. past due glossy English at the moment generates loads of scholarly awareness, frequently because of new advancements in sociohistorical linguistics and corpus linguistics. through drawing in this examine, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade deals a fuller account of the language than formerly attainable. Her quantity is designed for college kids and starting students and is grounded in contemporary study within which sociolinguistic versions are utilized to previous phases of the language (1700-1900). It specializes in humans as audio system and writers of English, and it presents study questions geared toward buying abilities at operating with such digital examine instruments as Eighteenth Century Collections on-line (ECCO), the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography. The e-book additionally references electronically to be had texts and databases comparable to Martha Ballard's Diary, the Proceedings of the outdated Bailey, and Mrs. Beeton's e-book of family Management.

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Jones (2006: 260) notes that /r/-loss continues to be lexically driven, and Fogg (1792) listed only a small number words without /r/, such as roquelaure (defined by Sheridan in his dictionary as ‘a cloak for men’) and, indeed, worsted. That Sheridan, who originated from Ireland where /r/-loss didn’t occur (Bailey 1996: 98), similarly transcribed these words without a post-vocalic confirms the lexical status of the development. The example from Fairman’s minimally schooled writers, however, shows that by the early nineteenth century /r/-loss was becoming more widespread, and also that the development was evidently a change from below.

In contrast to Dickens’s characters, she does not appear to have pronounced the vowel in stressed syllables with the closer bit vowel, as the word again (150 instances) is never spelled differently. g. Lecter (23 instances) as in (9) below – though we also find lectur (6) and the more standard lecture (39) – suggests that obstruent affricativisation was either not a characteristic of her dialect or that her dialect still alternated between fricativised and non-fricativised variants. (9) Clear. mrs Weston here.

Jones (2006: 178), for instance, notes that in his study he came across language commentators who ‘were able to distinguish between the vowel sounds in items like beet and beat’. A somewhat better-schooled writer was the Cornish writer Elizabeth Clift, the eldest of the Clift family children already discussed (see Chapter 1). Her letters suggest that her schooling had taken her to the stage of learning to spell monosyllables and occasional polysyllabic words such as Expectation (on the teaching of spelling, see Chapter 3).

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