Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spotlight on the Collection : Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

The library has purchased access to a new title within Oxford Reference Online:  Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

This is an A-Z dictionary of words found in Shakespeare's plays, and a description of Shakespearean original pronunciation (OP), enabling practitioners to answer any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and provides sound files as an additional aid to pronunciation. It details the main pronunciation evidence in the texts, notably all spelling variants and rhymes.

Once you have accessed the book, if you wish to access the introductory material and the key to abbreviations, click the tab  "ALL CONTENTS" and then click "Front Matter."

The title can be accessed in the usual places (e.g., Articles & More alpha list, Articles & More Subject list [Literature-English] in the "Reference Sources" category, library catalog, etc.).