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Dialects is an introductory text which covers the key issues in the field of dialectology.

• Looks at the relationship between regional and social variation in language

• Explores how and why different varieties of language develop

• Examines a wide range of British dialects

• Involves readers in collecting data

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415342636
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Series: Language Workbooks Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Trudgill is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and an important figure in dialectology.
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Table of Contents

Using this book vii
1 Studying English dialects 1
2 Posh and less posh dialects 5
3 English in many shapes and forms 11
4 Dialects - the old and the new 17
5 Dialect maps 22
6 What dialect maps can tell us 29
7 How dialect boundaries get to be where they are 36
8 Spot your dialect area 40
9 Present-tense verbs 45
10 Different dialects, different grammar 50
11 Dialect grammar - the old and the new 56
12 Overdoing things 60
Further reading 64
Answers to exercises 66
Index 75
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