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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2004-09-27
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Routledge Language Workbooksprovide 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. EachLanguage Workbookguides 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 Workbookscan be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Dialects: * 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 andless-posh' dialects and spotting your dialect area.

Author Biography

Peter Trudgill is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Table of Contents

Using this book vii
Studying English dialects
Posh and less posh dialects
English in many shapes and forms
Dialects -- the old and the new
Dialect maps
What dialect maps can tell us
How dialect boundaries get to be where they are
Spot your dialect area
Present-tense verbs
Different dialects, different grammar
Dialect grammar -- the old and the new
Overdoing things
Further reading 64(2)
Answers to exercises 66(9)
Index 75

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