How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
The Frameworks of English introduces readers to the linguistic structures of English, from the smallest units of sound and meaning to the vast range of written and spoken varieties used in everyday life. This edition contains a new chapter on how to explore the different accents and dialects of English found across the world.