LINGUIST List 16.1067

Wed Apr 06 2005

Books: Lang Description/Socioling, English: Hughes et al

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        1.    Lyndsay MacAulay, English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition: Hughes, Trudgill, Watts

Message 1: English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition: Hughes, Trudgill, Watts

Date: 25-Jan-2005
From: Lyndsay MacAulay <>
Subject: English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition: Hughes, Trudgill, Watts

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Title: English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition
Subtitle: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles
Published: 2005
Publisher: Hodder Arnold

Author: Arthur Hughes, University of Reading
Author: Peter Trudgill, University of Fribourg
Author: Dominic Watt, University of Aberdeen
Paperback: ISBN: 0340887184 Pages: c.176pp Price: U.K. £ 24.99

'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 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


Phonetic symbols

Variation in English

Dialect variation

Received Pronunciation

Regional Accent variation

British Isles accents and dialects:
South Wales
West Midlands
Lowland Scots

Suggestions for using the book

Further reading and references


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Written In: English (ENG )

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