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A Dictionary of Varieties of English

A Dictionary of Varieties of English

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  • ISBN-13: 9780470656419
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date: Feb 03, 2014
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.0 x 10.0 x 7.3 inches

Overview

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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