Language and Region
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.
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
'This is an excellent book which should find a place in all introductory courses in which accents and dialects are a central concern.' - Randall Eggert, The Linguist List