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  1. 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...

    To Be Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Word Maps

    A Dialect Atlas of English

    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...

    To Be Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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,...

    To Be Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Dialect Contact in Hawai‘i

    The case of Japanese immigrants

    By Mie Hiramoto

    This book investigates the use of Japanese dialects brought to Hawai‘i by sugar plantation immigrants between 1885 and 1924. Using both qualitative and quantitative sociolinguistic methods, it analyzes adult Japanese immigrants’ oral history records that were collected from the original immigrants...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

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