English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition
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.
-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 www.hodderplus.com/linguistics
-includes recent findings on London English, Aberdeen English and Liverpool English
-contains new entries on Hull, Manchester, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Southampton, London West Indian, Lancashire and the Shetlands
-additional exercises with answers online accompany the new varieties
-clear maps throughout for locating particular accents and dialects.
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.
192 pages; ISBN 9781134663880
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Title: English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition
Author: Arthur Hughes; Peter Trudgill; Dominic Watt