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Dialects : Language Workbooks - Peter Trudgill

Dialects

Language Workbooks

Paperback Published: 29th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415342636
Number Of Pages: 88

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Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.
This second edition of Dialects:
*has been revised throughout
*introduces the many dialects of English spoken in the United Kingdom
*reveals the key issues that dialectology engages with
*uses both the international phonetic alphabet and simple representations of sounds to explain pronunciations
*involves readers in collecting data
*contains numerous illustrative maps
*is written in a lively and engaging style, with information on 'posh and less posh' dialects and spotting your dialect area.

' ...Trudgill successfully distills the relatively complex field of dialectology down to the bare minimum for beginners.' - Linguist List

Using this bookp. vii
Studying English dialectsp. 1
Posh and less posh dialectsp. 5
English in many shapes and formsp. 11
Dialects - the old and the newp. 17
Dialect mapsp. 22
What dialect maps can tell usp. 29
How dialect boundaries get to be where they arep. 36
Spot your dialect areap. 40
Present-tense verbsp. 45
Different dialects, different grammarp. 50
Dialect grammar - the old and the newp. 56
Overdoing thingsp. 60
Further readingp. 64
Answers to exercisesp. 66
Indexp. 75
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ISBN: 9780415342636
ISBN-10: 0415342635
Series: Language Workbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 29th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 17.48  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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