Fwd: Colonial Williamsburg Speech

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Tue Dec 31 21:41:04 UTC 2002

Would someone be so kind as to help this person? Please reply directly
to him, and to the list, if you wish.

Début du message réexpédié :

> De: "James P Breig" <jbreig1 at nycap.rr.com>
> Date: Tue 31 Dec 2002  15:06:17 America/New_York
> I am researching an article for the Colonial Williamsburg Journal, the
> quarterly history magazine of the CW Foundation (www.history.org). The
> article will examine if and how researchers can recover how
> 18th-century Americans sounded, that is, what their accents were
> and the ways in which they pronounced English. The article is intended
> both for the average reader of the Journal and for character
> interpreters. Some questions I intend to answer are these: Did
> colonial Americans sound like modern-day Londoners? When and how did
> the southern accent evolve? What methods do philologists and others
> use to re-create 18th-century speech patterns?
> Can you recommend some experts I should contact who could help me with
> my article?
> Thank you,
> James Breig
> jbreig1 at nycap.rr.com

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