A Dictionary of Varieties of English

A Dictionary of Varieties of English

By: Raymond Hickey (author)Hardback

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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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Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany. He is the editor of The Handbook of Language Contact (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and the author of a number of books, including Eighteenth-Century English: Ideology and Change (2010), Varieties in Writing (2010), and Irish English in Today s World (2011). He has also published over 100 articles on various issues within the field of linguistics.


Preface vii Maps ix Introduction: Research Trends in Variety Studies 1 How to Use This Book 8 A 9 B 43 C 55 D 86 E 104 F 119 G 130 H 141 I 151 J 165 K 168 L 172 M 186 N 201 O 221 P 228 Q 258 R 261 S 272 T 309 U 323 V 328 W 342 X 350 Y 351 Z 353 Appendix A: Lexical Sets 355 Appendix B: Guide to Phonetic Symbols 357 Appendix C: IPA and American Transcription 360 Reference Guide for Varieties of English 363

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780470656419
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780470656419
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 0470656417

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