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Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary and Beyond: Studies in Late Modern English Dialectology
     

Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary and Beyond: Studies in Late Modern English Dialectology

by Manfred Markus, Clive Upton, Reinhard Heuberger
 
One of the rather neglected fields of Late Modern English studies is English Dialectology. This volume includes sixteen papers based on presentations of the workshop «Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary and Beyond» at the 15th ICEHL in Munich (2008). The book is divided into three sections: The first two refer to the genesis and the

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One of the rather neglected fields of Late Modern English studies is English Dialectology. This volume includes sixteen papers based on presentations of the workshop «Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary and Beyond» at the 15th ICEHL in Munich (2008). The book is divided into three sections: The first two refer to the genesis and the structure of the EDD respectively. The third part throws light on other dictionaries, from OED3 to the Bank of Canadian English, and on research related to the Survey of English Dialects. This is the first edition of dialect studies that moves Wright’s remarkable dictionary in the centre of interest, at the same time seeing his contribution to dialectology critically from a modern point of view. Three of the papers are introductions to the book’s sections written by two of the editors. They not only represent the state of the art on Wright’s personal achievement as lexicographer and an in-depth analysis of the EDD’s complex structure, but also include a survey of the development of English dialectology in the early 20th century. The book’s general motivation is to promote the methodological reflection of dialectology in the face of recent corpus linguistics and digitised dictionaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631600382
Publisher:
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
08/09/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Manfred Markus is Ordinary Professor Emeritus in English Linguistics and Mediaeval English Literature at the University of Innsbruck. With over a hundred publications on his record, he has compiled several corpora, among these the Innsbruck Corpus of Middle English Prose and the Innsbruck Letter Corpus. He is presently involved in research on spoken features of language, with a particular interest in Late Modern English.
Clive Upton is Professor of Modern English Language at the University of Leeds. He is core academic consultant to the BBC as well as pronunciation consultant to Oxford University Press. Among his collaborative publications are The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English, Survey of English Dialects: The Dictionary and Grammar, An Atlas of English Dialects, and A Handbook of Varieties of English.
Reinhard Heuberger is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Innsbruck. His research focuses on lexicography, ecolinguistics and dialect studies. Since 2006, he has been the co-director of the Innsbruck project SPEED (Spoken English in Early Dialects).

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