American English: Dialects and Variation

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John Wiley & Sons, 19 окт. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 464
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The new edition of this classic text chronicles recent breakthrough developments in the field of American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences.

  • Now accompanied by a companion website with an extensive array of sound files, video clips, and other online materials to enhance and illustrate discussions in the text
  • Features brand new chapters that cover the very latest topics, such as Levels of Dialect, Regional Varieties of English, Gender and Language Variation, The Application of Dialect Study, and Dialect Awareness: Extending Application, as well as new exercises with online answers
  • Updated to contain dialect samples from a wider array of US regions
  • Written for students taking courses in dialect studies, variationist sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology, and requires no pre-knowledge of linguistics
  • Includes a glossary and extensive appendix of the pronunciation, grammatical, and lexical features of American English dialects

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Great book for linguists and people who just want to learn more about dialects and workings of American English! Читать весь отзыв

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Chapter 1 Dialects Standards and Vernaculars
Chapter 2 Why Dialects?
Chapter 3 Levels of Dialect
Past Present and Future
Chapter 5 Regional Varieties of English
Chapter 6 Social Varieties of American English
Chapter 7 Ethnicity and American English
Chapter 8 African American English
Chapter 10 Dialects and Style
Chapter 11 The Application of Dialect Study
Extending Application
An Inventory of Distinguishing Dialect Features
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Chapter 9 Gender and Language Variation

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Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, and has authored numerous books including The Development of African American English (with Erik Thomas, Blackwell, 2002) and American Voices (co-edited with Ben Ward, Blackwell, 2006). His most recent book is Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina (2014).

Natalie Schilling is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is co-editor of The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, second edition (with J. K. Chambers, 2013, Wiley), and author of Sociolinguistic Fieldwork (2013).

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