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For a long time it's been generally believed that the English language has remained quite static because the starting of the eighteenth century, yet fresh study exhibits that this can be faraway from real. An creation to past due sleek English specializes in the tail finish of the standardization procedure (codification and prescription), within which such very important social adjustments because the commercial Revolution formed the language. overdue smooth English at the moment generates loads of scholarly awareness, mostly as a result of new advancements in sociohistorical linguistics and corpus linguistics. by means of drawing in this learn, 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 fresh learn within which sociolinguistic versions are utilized to past levels of the language (1700-1900). It specializes in humans as audio system and writers of English, and it offers learn questions geared toward buying talents at operating with such digital study instruments as Eighteenth Century Collections on-line (ECCO), the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography. The booklet additionally references electronically on hand texts and databases comparable to Martha Ballard's Diary, the Proceedings of the outdated Bailey, and Mrs.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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3. Though still generally used today, this use of linking /r/ was already stigmatised at the end of the eighteenth century ( Jones 2006: 262–3). To conclude this section, is it possible on the basis of the evidence 26 AN INTRODUCTION TO L ATE MODERN ENGLISH from the language commentators to decide whether the rhyming pairs in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s ballad ‘The Lover’ (1747), along/young, buy/joy, find/joined, bow/low and coquette/wit did indeed constitute full rhymes? I’ve already answered this question for find/joined.

E. for all nouns and only for nouns (in (1), the words The and Practical were capitalised because they occur at the beginning of a new section). The use of extra initial capitals, according to Osselton ([1984] 1998), steadily increased during the first half of the eighteenth century to about 100 per cent around the 1750s after which this practice was drastically reduced and, fifty years later, abandoned completely. The reason for giving up the practice to capitalise all nouns was pressure from writers, who felt that they could no longer make use of capitals to emphasise individual words, as they had been accustomed to do before such idiosyncratic use of capitals was standardised by the printers.

An important standard work of reference, referred to throughout this chapter, is Jones (2006). This book, moreover, contains a wealth of Scottish material, which would deserve separate exploration. For Irish English phonology until 1740, see Bliss (1979: 186−252). For further studies that deal with pronunciation in LModE, see Bailey (1996: 69–137), Beal (2004: 124–89), Görlach (2001: 85–97) and (1999a: 53–64), Mugglestone (2003) and Phillipps (1984: 128–42). On LModE phonology, see in particular CHEL Vol.

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