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Language and Region

By Joan Beal

Routledge – 2006 – 128 pages

Series: Intertext

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    January 23rd 2006
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Description

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.

Contents

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

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Description: By Joan Beal. 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...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics