1st Edition

Language and Region




ISBN 9780415366014
Published January 23, 2006 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book 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.

Table of 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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