English Dialects - Their Sounds and Homes; Being an Abridgement of the Author&Apos;S &Apos;Existing Phonology of English Dialects&Apos;, Which Forms Part V of His &Apos;Early English Pronunciation&Apos;, with a Selection of the Examples Reduced to the Glossic Notation a History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period, Including an Investigation of the General Laws of Sound Change, and Full Word Lists
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Limited, 1874 - 1890. Cloth. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Limited, 1874 - 1890. Cloth. Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". None. Two volumes bound as one concerning the English language, one work focusing on the dialects within Britain, whilst the other looks at the history of the English language. With two coloured maps. Two volumes bound as one. 'English Dialects' is an interesting analysis into the dialects and localised pronunciations within Britain. The author uses Glossic, a system of phonetic spelling, to indicate the differences between the many dialects within Britain. Written by Alexander John Ellis. Ellis was a mathematician and phonetician, who developed two phonetic alphabets. phonotype, and the Palaeotype alphabet. 'A History of English Sounds' also uses Glossic to analyse the changes of the English language throughout history. The work looks back to Old English, and traces the changes, however subtle, throughout Middle to Early Modern, concluding with late Modern English. Henry Sweet was a phonetician and grammarian, who, though studying German at college in Oxford, quickly became recognised for his talents in language when the Philological Society published one of his papers on Old English. With two maps loosely inserted to a pocket to the front. One map is showing the Lowland dialect districts, and the other English dialect districts. In the original full cloth binding. externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light marking to the boards and to the spine, being a little heavier to the rear board. Patches of light rubbing to the spine label. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, noting the volumes included. Binders stamp to the rear pastedown, '"Effingham", Bookbinding Works, Ramsgate&apos. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with some scattered spots focused to the first and last few pages. Both maps are in a pristine condition. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine .
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Keywords: dialect england britain wales england henry sweet alexander j ellis None