9780470656419

A Dictionary of Varieties of English

  • ISBN 13:

    9780470656419

  • ISBN 10:

    0470656417

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/03/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

A Dictionary of Varieties of English presents a comprehensive listing of the distinctive dialects and forms of English spoken throughout the contemporary world.

  • Provides an invaluable introduction and guide to current research trends in the field
  • Includes definitions both for the varieties of English and regions they feature, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic analysis of these varieties
  • Explores important research issues including the transportation of dialects of English, the rise of ‘New Englishes’, sociolinguistic investigations of various English-speaking locales, and the study of language contact and change.
  • Reflects our increased awareness of global forms of English, and the advances made in the study of varieties of the language in recent decades
  • Creates an invaluable, informative resource for students and scholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varieties of the most widely accepted language of international communication

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