Dialects by Peter TrudgillDialects by Peter Trudgill


byPeter TrudgillEditorPeter Trudgill

Paperback | September 27, 2004

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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.
This second edition ofDialects:
*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.
Peter Trudgill is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and an important figure in dialectology.
Title:DialectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.3 inPublished:September 27, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415342635

ISBN - 13:9780415342636

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book.  1. Studying English Dialects  2. Posh and Less Posh Dialects  3. English in Many Shapes and Forms  4. Dialects ' The Old and the New  5. Dialect Maps  6. What Dialect Maps Can Tell Us  7. How Dialect Boundaries Get to be Where They Are  8. Spot Your Dialect Area  9. Present Tense Verbs  10. Different Dialects, Different Grammar  11. Dialect Grammar ' The Old and the New  12. Overdoing Things.  Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

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