LINGUIST List 19.1182

Tue Apr 08 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: Kortmann, Schneider (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Varieties of English: Kortmann, Schneider (Eds)

Message 1: Varieties of English: Kortmann, Schneider (Eds)
Date: 07-Apr-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Varieties of English: Kortmann, Schneider (Eds)
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Title: Varieties of English Subtitle: Volumes 1-4. Set + CD-ROM Published: 2008 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Paperback: ISBN: 9783110172690 Pages: 2500 Price: Europe EURO 98.00 Comment: 4 vols. + 1 CD-ROM
Paperback: ISBN: 9783110172690 Pages: 2500 Price: U.S. $ 98.00 Comment: 4 vols. + 1 CD-ROM; for orders placed in North America

These new multimedia textbooks cover the phonology, morphology and syntaxof varieties of English around the world. They will be published in fourvolumes, sorted according to regions, and each volume will be accompaniedby an interactive CD-ROM.

The articles, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise andcomprehensive information on the phonetic, morphological and syntacticcharacteristics of each variety discussed. They are followed by exercisesand study questions that can be used for class-room assignments as well asfor self study in preparation for exams.

The multimedia CD-ROM contains sound samples, speech recordings,interactive and synchronized maps, an extensive bibliography on relevantresearch literature, and links to pertinent websites.

Key features:- include study questions and exercises that will involve students activelyin the learning process- division into regions will allow teachers to focus onto specific areas- enhanced by a multimedia CD-ROM with a unique collection of speechrecordings of English and interactive maps that allow either phonologicalor morphosyntactic (grammatical) comparisons

Varieties of English will be essential reading for those studying andteaching English linguistics and also invaluable for researchers requiringan update in the area.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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