Debating Dialect: Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study

Debating Dialect: Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study

by Robert Penhallurick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0708316697

ISBN-13: 9780708316696

Pub. Date: 12/30/2000

Publisher: University of Wales Press

A collection of essays dealing with the fundamental issues in the study of dialect. This text offers critiques of orthodox views about dialect and dialectology, and as such is designed both to complement standard introductory volumes on dialectology and to refine understanding of the term "dialect".;The main topics covered in the work are: the origins and meanings of…  See more details below

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A collection of essays dealing with the fundamental issues in the study of dialect. This text offers critiques of orthodox views about dialect and dialectology, and as such is designed both to complement standard introductory volumes on dialectology and to refine understanding of the term "dialect".;The main topics covered in the work are: the origins and meanings of standard English and its relationship with perceptions of dialect; the treatment of dialect in literature; the role of the dialectologist in descriptions of the accent of British English; Received Pronunciation; the history of dialectology; correspondences between dialectology and deconstruction; and the principle constructs of dialectology - the object of study and the dialectologist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708316696
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
12/30/2000
Series:
CYMRU-Contemporary German Writers Ser.
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Symbols
IPA Chart
List of Contributors
Introduction1
1Dialect: 'England's dreaming'5
2Competing Spaces: Dialectology and the Place of Dialect in Chaucer's 'Reve's Tale'46
3Maintaining the Standard66
4Purpose, Theory and Method in English Dialectology: Towards a More Objective History of the Discipline84
5Theory, Objectivity and the Discipline: Further Discussion108
6Dialectology and Deconstruction112
7On Dialectology116
Index125

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