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An introduction to regional Englishes : dialect variation in England

Author: Joan C Beal
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.
Series: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series provides introductions to the main areas of English language study. Volumes cover aspects of the history and structure of the language such as: syntax, phonology, morphology, regional and social variation, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and international Englishes.
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Genre/Form: Introduction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Beal
ISBN: 9780748621163 0748621164 0748621172 9780748621170
OCLC Number: 646397147
Description: xi, 122 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: are regional varieties doomed?; 2. Accent; 3. Dialect I: 'grammar'; 4. Dialect II: lexis; 5. The Diffusion Model; 6. Levelling; 7. Regional Identity/ Communities of Practice; 8. Stereotypes; 9. Conclusion; 10. Resources.
Series Title: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language.
Responsibility: Joan C. Beal.

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A description of regional varieties of British English, along with discussion of current research in dialectology/ variationist sociolinguistics.  Read more...

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This slender volume, part of the "English Textbooks on the English Language" series, is an excellent introduction to the field of English dialectology. Part of its appeal lies precisely in its Read more...

 
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