A Handbook of Varieties of English: Morphology and syntax
Edgar Werner Schneider, Bernd Kortmann
Mouton de Gruyter, 2004 - English language - 2388 pages
The Handbook is by far the most thorough reference work on phonology and the first-ever comprehensive overview of the morphology and syntax of varieties of English in the world. The Handbook consists of a two volume book accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM. The genuine speech samples and interactive maps of the CD-ROM not only supplement the printed articles by offering lively illustrations of the varieties of English around the world, but the material offered can also be used for linguistic research. The multimedia material is now also available online.
The books feature descriptive survey articles that are authored by widely acclaimed specialists in the field and that
The CD-ROM not only supplements the printed volumes through interactive access to the varieties but also provides a comprehensive database with:
The online version provides departments of English and Linguistics with the opportunity to make the multimedia tools simultaneously available to a wider number of faculty members and students.
Together, the books and the CD-ROM are an indispensable reference work and research tool for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and specialists in contact languages and varieties of English around the world. Given its accessible style and its rich auditory and visual support, this Handbook is also ideally suited not only for professional academics but also for undergraduate and graduate students.
The editors are responsible for the following topics:
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