English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles Includes CD / Edition 4by Peter Trudgill, Arthur Hughes, Dominic Watt
Pub. Date: 06/01/2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
English Accents and Dialects is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles. The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader framework of language variation, including phonetic, phonological, grammatical, lexical, historical and stylistic differences. This is followed by a survey of the speech of different areas of the British Isles. The CD which accompanies the book consists of edited interviews (all transcribed in the book) with speakers from each of the different areas.
The fourth edition has been expanded and updated to give substantial new information. Of particular importance in this new edition are the sections on Aberdeen, Galway and Leicester.
Table of ContentsPhonetic symbols
Variation in English
Regional Accent variation
British Isles accents and dialects: London
Suggestions for using the book
Further reading and references
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