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Query Details


Query Subject:   varieties of English
Author:   Mario Cal Varela
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   Dear linguists,

Could you suggest general bibliographical references and/or samples of
speech commercially available on tape, CD-ROM or via Internet for a
university course on geographical, social and situational varieties of
English?

Thank you very much in advance.
Mario Cal Varela
Departamento de Filolox=EDa Inglesa e Alemana, despacho 307
Facultade de Filolox=EDa
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
c/ Burgo das Naci=F3ns s/n
Santiago 15705
ESPA=D1A
tlf (981) 563100 ext. 11858
fax (981) 574646
LL Issue: 8.29
Date posted: 16-Jan-1997



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