ISBN 9780470656419,A Dictionary Of Varieties Of English

A Dictionary Of Varieties Of English

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John Wiley & Sons

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ISBN 9780470656419
Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780470656419

ISBN-10 0470656417
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 456 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Reference Work

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 Englishspeaking 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. Reflecting the increased awareness of global forms of English, great strides have been made in the study of varieties of the language in recent decades. A Dictionary of Varieties of English provides a comprehensive overview and guide to current literature and research trends in the field, as well as an extensive listing of the distinct dialects, forms, and varieties of English spoken throughout the contemporary world. Definitions are included both for the varieties of English and regions they feature, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic analysis of these varieties. Various research avenues covered include the transportation of dialects of English, the rise of 'New Englishes', sociolinguistic investigations of various Englishspeaking locales, and the study of language contact and change. Informative and highly accessible, A Dictionary of Varieties of English is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varieties of the most widely accepted language of international communication.
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