1st Edition

Real English The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles

By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy Copyright 1993
    362 Pages
    by Routledge

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    While it is accepted that the pronunciation of English shows wide regional differences, there is a marked tendency to under-estimate the extent of the variation in grammar that exists within the British Isles today. In addressing this problem, Real English brings together the work of a number of experts on the subject to provide a pioneer volume in the field of the grammar of spoken English.

    Editors' preface

    Part I: Dialect in Education
    1. Syntactic variation in non-standard dialects: background issues, Jenny Cheshire and Jim Milroy
    2. Sociolinguistics in the classroom: exploring linguistic diversity, Jenny Cheshire and Viv Edwards
    3. Non-standard English and dialect levelling, Jenny Cheshire, Viv Edwards and Pamela Whittle

    Part II: Regional variation in English grammar: case studies
    4. The grammar of Scottish English, Jim Miller
    5. The grammar of Irish English, John Harris
    6. The grammar of Tyneside and Northumbrian English, Joan Beal
    7. The grammar of Southern British English, Viv Edwards
    Appendix to part II: Glossary of grammatical terms

    Part III: Resources
    8. A directory of English dialect resources: The English counties, Viv Edwards



    James Milroy, Lesley Milroy