English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles [With CD]

English Accents and Dialects An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles With CD English Accents and Dialects is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader fram

  • Title: English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles [With CD]
  • Author: Arthur Hughes Peter Trudgill
  • ISBN: 9780340887189
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • English Accents and Dialects is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader framework of language variation, including phonetic, phonological, grammatical, lexical, historical and stylistic differences This is followed by a survey of the speech of diffeEnglish Accents and Dialects is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader framework of language variation, including phonetic, phonological, grammatical, lexical, historical and stylistic differences This is followed by a survey of the speech of different areas of the British Isles The CD which accompanies the book consists of edited interviews all transcribed in the book with speakers from each of the different areas The fourth edition has been expanded and updated to give substantial new information Of particular importance in this new edition are the sections on Aberdeen, Galway, and Leicester.

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    1. Admittedly, I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to linguistics, as will probably surprise no one [1]. When I went to England in 1998, I had conversations with various people about what they thought about the various accents of England. At the time, for example, I remember someone being very upset that an obviously native Scottish woman on BBC felt it necessary to affect a more refined accent. Given my own complicated linguistic heritage, about which I may speak at greater length elsewhere, I am o [...]

    2. A nice concise introduction to a numbers of accents and a few dialects in the British Isles. The background information on how accents/dialects differ and about the meaning and utility of standard forms of speech were the most valuable bits, in my opinion.

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