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The British Islands

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This volumegives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken on the British Isles, including lesser-known varieties such as those spoken in Orkney and Shetland and the Channel Islands. The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises are geared towards students and can be used for ...
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Overview

This volumegives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken on the British Isles, including lesser-known varieties such as those spoken in Orkney and Shetland and the Channel Islands. The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises are geared towards students and can be used for classroom assignments as well as for self study in preparation for exams. Instructors can use the exercises, sound samples and interactive maps to enhance their classroom presentations and to highlight important language features. The accompanying CD-ROM contains interactive maps and speech samples that supplement the printed articles and offer material and data for further research. The rich detail found in the chapters as well as the valuable tools on the CD-Rom make this survey of English Varieties a mainstay for researchers and teachers. Key features indispensable textbook for students of English linguistics exercises and study questions interactive CD-ROM
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"It should be in every research library that does not already own the 2004 Handbook. [...] Highly recommended."J. M. Alexander in: Choise 05/2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110196351
  • Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of features: Phonology and phonetics Edgar W. Schneider Schneider, Edgar W.

List of features: Morphology and syntax Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd

General introduction Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd Edgar W. Schneider Schneider, Edgar W. 1

General references 8

Introduction Varieties of English in the British Isles Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd Clive Upton Upton, Clive 23

Phonology

English spoken in Orkney and Shetland: phonology Gunnel Melchers Melchers, Gunnel 35

Scottish English: phonology Jane Stuart-Smith Stuart-Smith, Jane 48

Irish English: phonology Raymond Hickey Hickey, Raymond 71

Welsh English: phonology Robert Penhallurick Penhallurick, Robert 105

English dialects in the North of England: phonology Joan Beal Beal, Joan 122

The English West Midlands: phonology Urszula Clark Clark, Urszula 145

The dialect of East Anglia Peter Trudgill Trudgill, Peter 178

The dialects in the South of England: phonology Ulrike Altendorf Altendorf, Ulrike Dominic Watt Watt, Dominic 194

Channel Island English: phonology Heinrich Ramisch Ramisch, Heinrich 223

Received Pronunciation Clive Upton Upton, Clive 237

British Creole: phonology Peter L. Patrick Patrick, Peter L. 253

Synopsis: phonological variationin the British Isles Clive Upton Upton, Clive 269

Morphology and Syntax

English spoken in Orkney and Shetland: morphology, syntax and lexicon Gunnel Melchers Melchers, Gunnel 285

Scottish English: morphology and syntax Jim Miller Miller, Jim 299

Irish English: morphology and syntax Markku Filppula Filppula, Markku 328

Welsh English: morphology and syntax Robert Penhallurick Penhallurick,Robert 360

English dialects in the North of England: morphology and syntax Joan Beal Beal, Joan 373

The dialect of East Anglia: morphology and syntax Peter Trudgill Trudgill, Peter 404

English dialects in the Southwest: morphology and syntax Susanne Wagner Wagner, Susanne 417

The varieties of English spoken in the Southeast of England: morphology and syntax Lieselotte Anderwald Anderwald, Lieselotte 440

British Creole: morphology and syntax Mark Sebba Sebba, Mark 463

Synopsis: morphological and syntactic variation in the British Isles Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd 478

Index of subjects 497

Index of varieties and languages 510

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