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English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles
This book is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles. The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader framework of language variation, including phonetic, phonological, grammatical, lexical, historical and stylistic differences. This is followed by a survey of the speech of twelve different areas o ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 1996 by Hodder Education Publishers
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A nice concise introduction to a numbers of accents and a few dialects in the British Isles. The background information on how accents/dialects differ and about the meaning and utility of standard forms of speech were the most valuable bits, in my opinion.