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Title: English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition
Subtitle: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles
Written By: Arthur John Hughes
Peter Trudgill
Dominic Watt
Description:

'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

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

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Hodder Education
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340887184
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: c.176pp
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99