English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles Includes CD / Edition 4

English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles Includes CD / Edition 4

ISBN-10:
0340887184
ISBN-13:
9780340887189
Pub. Date:
06/01/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles Includes CD / Edition 4

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340887189
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Phonetic symbols
Variation in English
Dialect variation
Received Pronunciation
Regional Accent variation
British Isles accents and dialects: London
Norwich
Bristol
South Wales
West Midlands
Bradford
Liverpool
Edinburgh
Belfast
Dublin
Devon
Northumberland
Lowland Scots
Aberdeen
Galway
Leicester
Suggestions for using the book
Further reading and references
Index

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