"This book provides an exceptionally well-documented description of the rise of a socially dominant accent in Britain. . . The book offers a fascinating and authoritative insight into the rise (and fall?) of RP with a valuable, wide-ranging collection of well-researched data that is always clearly and carefully presented."--Linguist List 14.2117
About the Author
Lynda Mugglestone is News International Lecturer in Language and Communication, University of Oxford and Fellow in English Language and Literature, Pembroke College, Oxford.