Über den Autor
DOMINIC WATT is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York, UK. ARTHUR HUGHES taught Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading for 25 years, setting up and directing the Testing and Evaluation Unit. On sabbatical from Reading, he directed English language testing projects at Bosphorus University, Istanbul (1982-84) and in the Ministry of Secondary Education, Morocco (1992-93). He was joint founder-editor of the international journal Language Testing, has published widely in the field of testing and has carried out consultancies in the UK and in several countries overseas. His book, Testing for Language Teachers, now in its second edition, was first published in 1989 and continues to be a bestseller. Though now retired, Arthur continues to write and act as a consultant. PETER TRUDGILL is Adjunct Prof. of Socio-Linguistics at Agder University, Norway, Adjunct Professor, RCLT, La Trobe University, Australia, Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics, Fribourg University, Switzerland, Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics, UEA, Norwich, UK
Preface Acknowledgements Word list List of online recordings IPA chart Chapter 1: Variation in English Chapter 2: Dialect variation Chapter 3: Received Pronunciation Chapter 4: Regional Accent variation Chapter 5: British Isles accents and dialects: London Cockney London West Indian Norwich Bristol Southampton South Wales West Midlands Leicester Bradford Liverpool Hull Manchester Middlesbrough Carlisle Edinburgh Aberdeen Belfast Dublin Galway Devon Lancashire Northumberland Lowland Scots Shetland Isles Suggestions for using the book Further reading References Index
English Accents and Dialects is an essential guide to contemporary social and regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today.
Together with invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth edition provides you with a detailed description of key features of Received Pronounciation (RP) as well as several major non-standard varieties of English. The main regional differences are followed by a survey of speech in over 20 areas of the UK and Ireland, audio samples of which are available online free for you to download.
Thoroughly updated to include recent findings on London English, Aberdeen English and Liverpool English, this fifth edition of English Accents and Dialects also contains:
-new entries on Hull, Manchester, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Southampton, London West Indian, Lancashire and the Shetlands
-over 20 audio recordings free for you to download from www.hodderplus.com/linguistics
-additional exercises to accompany the new varieties and answers online
-even clearer maps, helping you to find the locations of particular accents and dialects more precisely
-the latest International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) chart for reference.
This combination of reference manual and practical guide makes this fifth edition of English Accents and Dialects a highly useful resource that provides you with comprehensive and contemporary coverage of speech in the UK and Ireland today.