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  • 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 – 2015-06-29
    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 – 2015-06-29
    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 – 2015-06-29
    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 – 2015-06-29
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Listeners' Guide to Medieval English

    A Discography

    By Betsy Bowden

    From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Global English Slang

    Methodologies and Perspectives

    Edited by Julie Coleman

    Global English Slang brings together nineteen key international experts and provides a timely and essential overview of English slang around the world today. The book illustrates the application of a range of different methodologies to the study of slang and demonstrates the interconnection…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09

  • The Linguistic Atlas of Scotland (3 Volumes)

    Scots Section

    Edited by H. H. Speitel, J. Y. Mather

    This work is a reissue of the three volumes of the Linguistic Atlas of Scotland, first published in 1975, 1977 and 1985 respectively. The volumes offer a thorough and comprehensive dialectological study of Lowland Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, Northern Ireland, Northumberland&…

    Pack – 2010-04-28

  • Dialects

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Trudgill

    Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using '…

    Paperback – 2004-07-29
    Language Workbooks

  • Variation in English

    Multi-Dimensional Studies

    By Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad

    Studies in Language and LinguisticsGeneral Editors- Geoffrey Leech, Department of Modern English Language, Lancaster University and Jenny Thomas, School of English and Linguistics, University of Wales, BangorBroad-ranging and authoritative, Studies in Language and Linguistics is an occasional…

    Paperback – 2001-04-10
    Studies in Language and Linguistics

  • Watching English Change

    An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the 20th Century

    By Laurie Bauer

    Examines the ways language has changed in the twentieth century. It concentrates on standard English and takes a historical rather than sociolinguistic view of the changes which have occurred.…

    Paperback – 1994-09-12
    Learning about Language

  • Real English

    The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-11-08
    Real Language Series

  • Historical Linguistics

    Problems and Perspectives

    By Charles Jones

    The contributors to this volume cover the international range of scholarship in the field of Historical Linguistics, as well as some of its major themes. The work and ideas they discuss are relevant not only to other aspects of Historical Linguistics but also to more general developments in…

    Paperback – 1993-04-05
    Longman Linguistics Library

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