Language and Region:
provides an accessible guide to regional variation in English
covers topical issues including loss of regional diversity and attitudes to regional accents and dialects
examines the use of dialect in media, advertising and the tourist industry
outlines the main linguistic characteristics of regional accents and dialects in terms of regional pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
Affording hands-on practical experience of textual analysis, this book is essential reading for students of English language studies.
Acknowledgements Unit 1: Region, Nation, Locale Unit 2: Regional Language and its Uses Unit 3: Attitudes to Regional Language Unit 4: Recognising Accents Unit 5: Words and Things Unit 6: Regional Grammar Unit 7: Writing in Dialect Unit 8: Tools of the Trade