An Atlas of English Dialects: Region and Dialect by Clive UptonAn Atlas of English Dialects: Region and Dialect by Clive Upton

An Atlas of English Dialects: Region and Dialect

byClive UptonEditorClive Upton

Paperback | May 25, 2006

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Do you call it April Fools' Day, April Noddy Day or April Gowkin' Day? Is the season before winter the Autumn, the Fall or the Backend? When you're out of breath, do you pant, puff, pank, tift or thock?

The words we use (and the sounds we make when we use them) are more often than not a product of where we live, andAn Atlas of English Dialectsshows the reader where certain words, sounds and phrases originate from and why usage varies from region to region. TheAtlasincludes:

  • ninety maps showing the regions in which particular words, phrases and pronunciations are used
  • detailed commentaries explaining points of linguistic, historical and cultural interest
  • explanations of linguistic terms, a bibliography for further reading and a full index.

Based on theSurvey of English Dialects ' the most extensive record of English regional speech ' theAtlasis a fascinating and informative guide to the diversity of the English Language in England.

J.D.A. (John) Widdowsonis Emeritus Professor of English Language in the University of Sheffield, where he was until recently Director of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition. He has been associated with SED for some forty years, and was co-editor of the Survey's Linguistic Atlas of England and co-author of its Dictionary ...
Title:An Atlas of English Dialects: Region and DialectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.6 inPublished:May 25, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415392330

ISBN - 13:9780415392334