A Dictionary of Varieties of English (Hardback)Raymond Hickey (author)
Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 31/01/2014
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A Dictionary of Varieties of English presents a comprehensive listing of the distinctive dialects and forms of English spoken throughout the contemporary world. * Provides an invaluable introduction and guide to current research trends in the field * Includes definitions both for the varieties of English and regions they feature, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic analysis of these varieties * Explores important research issues including the transportation of dialects of English, the rise of New Englishes , sociolinguistic investigations of various English-speaking locales, and the study of language contact and change. * Reflects our increased awareness of global forms of English, and the advances made in the study of varieties of the language in recent decades * Creates an invaluable, informative resource for students and scholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varieties of the most widely accepted language of international communication
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 854 g
Dimensions: 248 x 178 x 27 mm
"With coverage from Aitken's Law through the merry-Mary-marry merger to Zimbabwean English, this comprehensive and concise - yet accessible - dictionary, written by one of the foremost practitioners in the field of English linguistics world-wide, will be a major asset to professors and students alike." ?Rajend Mesthrie, University of Capetown ?The profusion of research on varieties of English challenges comprehensibility, and Raymond Hickey?s Dictionary provides an essential guide with straightforward, concise, informative entries on all the varieties and their distinctive features.? ?J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto
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