English pronunciation from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century a handbook to the study of historical grammar by Constance Bullock-Davies

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  • English language -- Pronunciation.,
  • English language -- Grammar, Historical.

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Statementselected and edited by Constance Davies.
LC ClassificationsPE1137
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Paginationxiii, (2), 167, (1) p. ;
Number of Pages167
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Pronunciation change and the Great Vowel Shift. By the sixteenth century English spelling was becoming increasingly out of step with pronunciation owing mainly to the fact that printing was fixing it in its late Middle English form just when various sound changes were having a far-reaching effect on pronunciation.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bullock-Davies, Constance. English pronunciation from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. London, J.M. Dent & sons limited []. |a English pronunciation from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century: |b a handbook to the study of historical grammar / |c selected and edited by Constance Davies.

|a. The materials are presented in three chronological periods:and the Nineteenth century, so that the reader is able not only to see the main characteristics of the pronunciation of both vowels and consonants in each period, but can also compare developments from one period to another, thus identifying ongoing changes to the.

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