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The British Islands

The British Islands

by Bernd Kortmann
     
 

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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110196351
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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