By Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
For many years it's been quite often believed that the English language has remained really static because the starting of the eighteenth century, yet fresh examine indicates that this is often faraway from precise. An advent to overdue sleek English specializes in the tail finish of the standardization strategy (codification and prescription), in which such vital social adjustments because the business Revolution formed the language. overdue glossy English at the moment generates loads of scholarly consciousness, frequently as a result of new advancements in sociohistorical linguistics and corpus linguistics. by means of 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 students and starting students and is grounded in contemporary learn within which sociolinguistic versions are utilized to previous levels of the language (1700-1900). It makes a speciality of humans as audio system and writers of English, and it offers learn questions geared toward buying abilities at operating with such digital learn 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 corresponding to Martha Ballard's Diary, the Proceedings of the previous Bailey, and Mrs. Beeton's e-book of loved ones Management.
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At the time, popular newspapers indeed took what was evidently a more advanced stand in preferring the shorter dulness and fulness to the more conservative versions with double
A full-text search in the OED produced six examples, ranging from 1798−1955, so the spelling already had some currency before it was used by Dickens. One of the features of Estuary English as well as of other regional accents today is glottalisation of /t/, as in butter and water (Beal 2004: 165). I have not come across any evidence of it in the studies of the language in the novels by Dickens or Thackeray, who, I believe, would certainly have made use of this stigmatised feature for the language of their lower-class characters.
One letter from 1814, for instance, signed by a man called Luke Bratt but not actually written by him, suggests that the writer (and presumably, the author as well) did not pronounce /r/ in post-vocalic context: (3) she is So very weack that She dose every things as She lasse as i am foust for to Have som Body every night for to sett oup wif oud kar. (Fairman 2003: 268) The same letter shows the word ‘little’ spelled as Lettell, suggesting that the word was pronounced with the bet rather then the bit vowel, as in present-day standard English (compare the rhymes coquette/wit referred to above).
An Introduction to Late Modern English (Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language) by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade