A handbook of varieties of English / CD-ROM. Varieties of by Bernd Kortmann

By Bernd Kortmann

With greater than a hundred unique contributions authored through broadly acclaimed experts within the box, this two-volume guide is through a ways the main accomplished reference paintings on phonology and the first-ever finished assessment of the morphology and syntax of sorts of English on the earth. It covers all major nationwide typical forms, specific neighborhood, ethnic, and social forms, significant touch kinds, in addition to significant ESL types. The contributions are descriptive survey articles with a standard middle, which makes the guide necessary from cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic views. The contributions offer info at the ancient and cultural backgrounds in addition to the present sociolinguistic events, and supply state of the art studies on significant concerns in present examine. The instruction manual is observed by means of a CD-ROM supplying new sound fabric for every kind in addition to interactive maps. it's also finished bibliographies and hyperlinks to proper web pages. jointly, the instruction manual and the CD-ROM are an fundamental reference paintings and examine device for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and experts involved languages and types of English worldwide. Given its obtainable sort and its wealthy auditory and visible aid, this guide can be excellent for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The editors are liable for the subsequent issues: * Kate Burridge/ Bernd Kortmann: Australia / Pacific Archipelagos * Bernd Kortmann: British Isles: Morphology and Syntax * Rajend Mesthrie: Africa / South and Southeast Asia * Edgar W. Schneider: The Americas / Caribbean * Clive Upton: British Isles: Phonology

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Orkney and Shetland may be small speech communities, but they are both characterized by considerable regional variation, not least evident from the LSS data. In his introduction, Jakobsen (1928–1932) claims that there are nine main dialect areas in Shetland, which, in turn, consist of several sub-areas; Fetlar, for example, which has an area of 39 sq. kilometres, is said to have several dialects, without further specification. In my opinion, such claims must be taken with a pinch of salt and may simply reflect idiosyncrasies.

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London: University of Westminster Press. Hughes, Arthur and Peter Trudgill 1996 English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles. 3rd edition. London: Arnold. Hymes, Dell H. ) 1971 Pidginization and Creolization of Languages: Proceedings of a Conference, Held at the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica, April 1968. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. James, Winford and Valerie Youssef 2002 The Languages of Tobago. Genesis, Structure and Perspectives.

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