9781405112666

American English : Dialects and Variation

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405112666

  • ISBN 10:

    1405112662

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/02/2005
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This book provides a very readable, up-to-date description of language variation in American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences. contains new chapters on social and ethnic dialects, including a separate chapter on African American English and more comprehensive discussions of Latino, Native American, Cajun English, and other varieties, includes samples from a wider array of US regions features updated chapters as well as pedagogy such as new exercises, a phonetic symbols key, and a section on the notion of speech community accessibly written for the wide variety of students that enrol in a course on dialects, ranging from students with no background in linguistics to those who may wish to specialize in sociolinguistics

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