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
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