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  1. A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects

    By Peter Anderson

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1987, this atlas identifies structural patterns which exist in the sound systems of the dialects of England. It regards variation, not as something to be ignored or avoided, but as a central and essential feature of dialect, which must be accounted for in a systematic way. The...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English

    By K. R. Lodge

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1984, presents a series of analysis of colloquial spoken language, to illustrate some of the variety of phonological features of British English. These studies provide significant insights into linguistic varieties and their inter-relationship as a phonological system...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Speaking Canadian English

    An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

    By Mark M. Orkin

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cockney Past and Present

    A Short History of the Dialect of London

    By William Matthews

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews’s 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present. Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. An Historic Tongue

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Questions of Intonation

    By Gillian Brown, Karen L. Currie, Joanne Kenworthy

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1980, this book questions many of the assumptions that have accumulated around the subject of intonation as it occurs in spontaneous speech, as well as texts read aloud. The book suggests alternative ways of examining the subject and primarily uses data derived from Edinburgh...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect

    Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

    By Harold Orton

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1933, examines the dialect of the people of Byers Green in County Durham. Orton explores the possible reasons behind why the dialect has signs of external influences, and the ways in which it differs to the dialects of other populations in County Durham. This title...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Word Maps

    A Dialect Atlas of England

    By Clive Upton, John Widdowson, Stewert Sanderson

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    The maps presented in this volume, first published in 1987, are based on the material of the Survey of English Dialects which was collected from over 300 localities between 1948 and 1961. The 200 word and sound maps included in this title will lead the reader into the fascinating world of the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Listeners' Guide to Medieval English

    A Discography

    By Betsy Bowden

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers,...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Canadian English

    A Sociolinguistic Perspective

    By James A. Walker

    This textbook is the only one of its kind to introduce the study of Canadian English in the context of basic concepts of linguistics and sociolinguistics. The book provides foundational information on linguistic principles and on the different branches of sociolinguistics, ranging from the...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge