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Title: The Dialects of England
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: Peter Trudgill
URL: http://www.blackwellpub.com/asp/book.asp?ref=0631218149
Description:

This text celebrates the rich variety of regional and social dialects of English in all its forms, ancient and modern.


In this new, revised and extended edition, Trudgill includes phonetic symbols along with the orthographic representations of speech sounds. Zummerzet and Scouse, Cockney and Cumberland, Brummie and Berkshire, Nottingham, Norfolk and Estuary English are all covered.

English dialects are the result of 1500 years of linguistic and cultural development. Written in non-technical language, this book outlines their history and their geography. It describes and delights in the diversity of vocabulary, accent, grammar and literature to be found among the dialects of England.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631218157
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 160
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99
U.S. $ 30.95