English Accents and Dialects

ebook An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles · The English Language

By Arthur Hughes

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English Accents and Dialects is an essential guide to contemporary social and regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today. Together with invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth edition provides a detailed description of key features of Received Pronounciation (RP) as well as several major non-standard varieties of English.
Key features:

  • main regional differences are followed by a survey of speech in over 20 areas of the UK and Ireland, audio samples of which are available to download at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes
  • recent findings on London English, Aberdeen English and Liverpool English
  • contains new entries on Hull, Manchester, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Southampton, London West Indian, Lancashire and the Shetlands
  • additional exercises with answers online accompany the new varieties
  • clear maps throughout for locating particular accents and dialects.
  • This combination of reference manual and practical guide makes this fifth edition of English Accents and Dialects a highly useful resource providing a comprehensive and contemporary coverage of speech in the UK and Ireland today.

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