Sheridan's Pronouncing and Spelling Dictionary
An English actor and theater manager of varied success, Thomas Sheridan created this dictionary in an attempt to pivot toward a career in education that was more stable than the theater. With the backing of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Sheridan delivered lectures on elocution and reading that formed the basis of his scholarly focus on pronunciation. Part of a wider movement that focused on standardizing and providing instruction in English elocution, this work helps readers to learn phonetic spellings of words, using commonly accepted accent markings and symbols.
Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788).
Sheridan's Pronouncing and Spelling Dictionary: In which Are Ascertained Both the Sound and the Meaning of Every Word in the English Language. London: T. Gillet ... for W.J. and J. Richardson, J. Scatcherd, T.N. Longman and O. Rees, H.D. Symonds, C. Law, T. Hurst, and J. Mawman ..., 1800.
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