A handbook of varieties of English / CD-ROM. Varieties of by Bernd Kortmann PDF

By Bernd Kortmann

ISBN-10: 3110175320

ISBN-13: 9783110175325

With greater than a hundred unique contributions authored by way of commonly acclaimed experts within the box, this two-volume guide is by way of a long way the main accomplished reference paintings on phonology and the first-ever finished review of the morphology and syntax of sorts of English on this planet. It covers all major nationwide commonplace types, designated neighborhood, ethnic, and social kinds, significant touch kinds, in addition to significant ESL forms. The contributions are descriptive survey articles with a typical center, which makes the instruction manual helpful from cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic views. The contributions supply details at the ancient and cultural backgrounds in addition to the present sociolinguistic occasions, and supply cutting-edge experiences on significant matters in present learn. The instruction manual is followed by means of a CD-ROM supplying new sound fabric for every sort in addition to interactive maps. it's also finished bibliographies and hyperlinks to appropriate web pages. jointly, the instruction manual and the CD-ROM are an vital reference paintings and learn software for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and experts involved languages and sorts of English worldwide. Given its available kind and its wealthy auditory and visible aid, this guide can be supreme for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The editors are accountable for the subsequent subject matters: * Kate Burridge/ Bernd Kortmann: Australia / Pacific Archipelagos * Bernd Kortmann: British Isles: Morphology and Syntax * Rajend Mesthrie: Africa / South and Southeast Asia * Edgar W. Schneider: The Americas / Caribbean * Clive Upton: British Isles: Phonology

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The contributions by Stuart-Smith, this volume, and Miller, other volume); in other words, it focuses on features where Orkney and Shetland accents differ from other accents in Scotland. 38 3. Gunnel Melchers Research and data There exists as yet no definitive description of the present-day phonology of the Northern Isles. A number of young scholars, however, are currently researching topics such as the Shetland vowel system, aspects of quantity in Orkney and Shetland speech, and dialect levelling in young speakers.

2001 The Ecology of Language Evolution. ) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , Guy Bailey, John Baugh and John R. ) 1998 African-American English. Structure, History and Use. London: Routledge. Mufwene, Salikoko S. ) 1993 Africanisms in Afro-American Language Varieties. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Mühleisen, Susanne 2002 Creole Discourse: Exploring Prestige Formation and Change across Caribbean English-Lexicon Creoles. ) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. Mühlhäusler, Peter 1997 Pidgin and Creole Linguistics.

The second is Received Pronunciation (authored by Upton), an accent that is in essence unmarked for place and so attracts none of the (sometimes adverse) social judgements which regional accents attract, and that is, in consequence, frequently used in broadcasting and as a language-teaching model. 8. The chapters on morphology and syntax With the exception of the West Midlands and the Channel Islands, all regional and ethnic (British Creole) varieties in the British Isles discussed in the phonology volume of this Handbook have a companion chapter in the morphosyntax volume.

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