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Title: English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition
Written By: Arthur John Hughes
Peter Trudgill
Dominic Watt
URL: http://

"English Accents and Dialects" is an essential guide to contemporary social and
regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today. Together with
invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth
edition provides you with a detailed description of key features of Received
Pronounciation (RP) as well as several major non-standard varieties of English.
The main regional differences are followed by a survey of speech in over 20
areas of the UK and Ireland, audio samples of which are available for you to
download at Thoroughly updated to include
recent findings on London English, Aberdeen English and Liverpool English, this
fifth edition of English Accents and Dialects also contains new entries on Hull,
Manchester, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Southampton, London West Indian,
Lancashire and the Shetlands. This combination of reference manual and
practical guide makes this fifth edition of "English Accents and Dialects" a
highly useful resource that provides you with comprehensive and contemporary
coverage of speech in the UK and Ireland today.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781444121384