LINGUIST List 32.2444

Wed Jul 21 2021

Books: A Thesaurus of English Dialect and Slang: Robinson

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Date: 17-Jul-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <ehennerleycambridge.org>
Subject: A Thesaurus of English Dialect and Slang: Robinson
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Title: A Thesaurus of English Dialect and Slang
Subtitle: England, Wales and the Channel Islands
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/semantics-and-pragmatics/thesaurus-english-dialect-and-slang-england-wales-and-channel-islands?format=HB

Author: Jonnie Robinson
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108473231 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 155.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108473231 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108473231 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 140.05
Abstract:

A thesaurus of present-day vernacular English from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Channel Islands, this unique record of everyday English celebrates established regional dialects, emerging new varieties and colloquial forms young and old. Based on a prestigious nationwide survey, BBC Voices Recordings, it documents the linguistic landscape of England, Wales and the Channel Islands in the 21st century, and includes over 3000 separate entries, drawn from over 200 locations across the country. Each entry contains information about the term's origins, location and the social distribution of its users. With links to original sound files and cross-references to complementary dictionary sources, it is an authoritative reference work for academic linguists, but its accessible presentation also makes it suitable for creative audiences and non-specialist language enthusiasts seeking authentic, up-to-date information on British English dialect and slang, and for English language teachers and learners as an invaluable educational tool.

Preface: The Voices Project; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Transcription Conventions; Introduction; Part I. A Thesaurus of the BBC Voices Recordings in England, Wales and the Channel Islands: 1. How You Feel; 2. What You Do; 3. What You Wear; 4. What You Call Them; 5. Inside and Outside; 6. Getting Personal; Part II. An Inventory of the BBC Voices Recordings Survey in England, Wales and the Channel Islands: A. North East; B. Yorkshire and Humber; C. North West; D. East Midlands; E. West Midlands; F. East Anglia; G. South West; H. South East; I. London; J. Wales; K. Channel Islands; Bibliography; Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Lexicography

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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