publication . Bachelor thesis . 2010

Cockney English

Matošić, Marija;
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  • Published: 15 Jul 2010
  • Publisher: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku. Filozofski fakultet. Odsjek za engleski jezik i književnost.
  • Country: Croatia
Abstract
Cockney, a Southern English accent, was characteristic of all sorts of people, including craftsmen, clerks and tradesmen and it originally denoted “inferior and worthless thing” and “pampered child”. It is closely associated with East End and the church St. Mary Le Bow. Due to an old saying, a true Cockney is the one who is born within the earshot of the Bow Bells. They have borrowed words from the Empire, the gypsies, English Jews and from many others. Many famous writers discussed about Cockney in their literary works, either criticizing or praising it. Some of them are William Langland, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville and George Bernard Shaw. Regarding pronu...
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free text keywords: HUMANISTIČKE ZNANOSTI. Filologija., HUMANISTIC SCIENCES. Philology., Cockney, dialect, rhyming slang, pronunciation
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