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Title: The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English
Edited By: Bernd Kortmann
Kerstin Lunkenheimer

'The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English (WAVE)' presents grammatical variation in spontaneous spoken English, mapping 235 features in 48 varieties of English (traditional dialects, high-contact mother tongue Englishes, and indiginized second-language Englishes) and 26 English-based Pidgins and Creoles in eight Anglophone world regions (Africa, Asia, Australia, British Isles, the Caribbean, North America, the Pacific, and the South Atlantic). The analyses of the 74 varieties are based on descriptive materials, naturalistic corpus data, and native speaker knowledge.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110279887
Pages: 946
Prices: Europe EURO 299.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110280128
Pages: 946
Prices: Europe EURO 299.95