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Varieties of English : An Introduction to the Study of Language - Dennis Freeborn

Varieties of English

An Introduction to the Study of Language

By: Dennis Freeborn (Editor), David Langford (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th May 1993
ISBN: 9780333589175
Number Of Pages: 282
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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A topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, providing a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis. The salient stylistic features are described in linguistic terms where this is relevant to the particular nature of the text or transcript. This second edition adds new material for study, and provides new sections on areas such as "politically correct" usage, language and racism and language and gender. The original cassette tape remains applicable, and offers a useful resource.

Introduction - Variety, Change and the Idea of Correct English - Dialects and Standard English: the past - Dialects and Standard English: the present - Regional Accents and Received Pronunciation - Spoken English and Written English - Learning to Talk - Style in Spoken English I: Grammar and Vocabulary - Style in Spoken English II: Conversation - Variety in Written English I: Reporting the News - Variety in Written English II: Style - The Language and Sound Patterns of Verse - Language and 'Politically Correct' Usage Booklist

ISBN: 9780333589175
ISBN-10: 0333589173
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 5th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised