Author: Diane Davies, University of Leicester
Paperback: ISBN: 0582369967 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 18.99
The English language varies in a number of ways, depending on the people who use it, how it is used and in what circumstances. Varieties of Modern English gives readers the tools needed to understand the diversity of the English language and the issues surrounding it. The author introduces the key terms and concepts for studying variation related to both users and uses, as well as to illustrate and discuss particular varieties of English.
This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in varieties of English, language variation, sociolinguistics and the history of English.