International English: A Guide to the Varieties of Standard English
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International English: A Guide to the Varieties of Standard English

by Jean Hannah, Peter Trudgill
     
 

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Over the years since first publication in 1982, International English has established its place as the only text which gives a good overview of the linguistics characteristics of varieties of English around the world. In order to keep up with research that has been conducted over the past 6 years, the authors have completely reworked and rewritten their chapter on

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Over the years since first publication in 1982, International English has established its place as the only text which gives a good overview of the linguistics characteristics of varieties of English around the world. In order to keep up with research that has been conducted over the past 6 years, the authors have completely reworked and rewritten their chapter on the Caribbean/ The book now also includes a new chapter on "lesser-known Englishes" covering those varieties spoken in such places as the Channel Islands, Bermuda, and the Bahamas as well as African countries such as Botswana and Namibia. This new material, coupled with a thorough updating of the remaining text and references ensures that the book will remain a favourite and indispensable resource for teachers and students for many years to come.

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From the Publisher
"This book provides a delightful survey of the global variety of pronunciation and usage of English as an educated standard. ...a wonderful reference for anyone interested in varieties of English. I had more fun with this book than with just about anything else I've read on the topic."—Language in Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340808344
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
English Language Series
Edition description:
FOURTH
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Trudgill is Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of East Anglia, UK

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