Varieties of English Products

  • English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

    Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English

    By Andrew John Sewell

    This book presents phonological variation as a topic that intersects with and illuminates several interesting and important issues, including accent and identity, variation and language attitudes, decisions about teaching, and the nature of English in the world. It examines how global and local…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge

  • The Future of English in Asia

    Perspectives on language and literature

    Edited by Michael O'Sullivan, David Huddart, Carmen Lee

    This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • African Accents

    A workbook for actors

    By Beth McGuire

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents and dialects. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example.…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts

    Conceptualisation, research and pedagogic implications

    Edited by Kumiko Murata

    This book investigates the theoretical, empirical and pedagogical issues to help us better understand what is happening with English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) communication and to activate this knowledge in respective communicative contexts. It focuses specifically on Japanese contexts and also…

    Hardback – 2015-07-08
    Routledge

  • A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects

    By Peter Anderson

    First published in 1987, this atlas identifies structural patterns which exist in the sound systems of the dialects of England. It regards variation, not as something to be ignored or avoided, but as a central and essential feature of dialect, which must be accounted for in a systematic way. The…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English

    By K. R. Lodge

    This book, first published in 1984, presents a series of analysis of colloquial spoken language, to illustrate some of the variety of phonological features of British English. These studies provide significant insights into linguistic varieties and their inter-relationship as a phonological system…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Speaking Canadian English

    An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

    By Mark M. Orkin

    What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Cockney Past and Present

    A Short History of the Dialect of London

    By William Matthews

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • An Historic Tongue

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Questions of Intonation

    By Gillian Brown, Karen L. Currie, Joanne Kenworthy

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect

    Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

    By Harold Orton

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Word Maps

    A Dialect Atlas of England

    By Clive Upton, John Widdowson, Stewert Sanderson

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

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