Dialects / Edition 2

Dialects / Edition 2

by Peter Trudgill
     
 

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

• 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

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Overview

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

• 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415342636
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Series:
Language Workbooks Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
92
Sales rank:
1,087,294
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.19(d)

Table of Contents

Using this bookvii
1Studying English dialects1
2Posh and less posh dialects5
3English in many shapes and forms11
4Dialects - the old and the new17
5Dialect maps22
6What dialect maps can tell us29
7How dialect boundaries get to be where they are36
8Spot your dialect area40
9Present-tense verbs45
10Different dialects, different grammar50
11Dialect grammar - the old and the new56
12Overdoing things60
Further reading64
Answers to exercises66
Index75

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