Urban North-Eastern English

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Edinburgh University Press, Mar 31, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 114 pages
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This is a new volume in the Dialects of English series - a series of short, accessible but authoritative books on specific dialect varieties, each written by a specialist or specialists who have done first-hand work on the variety concerned. This volume provides an overview of all aspects of north-eastern English and explores the phonetic, phonological and morphosyntactic features of the variety, includes an analysis of lexical items. It focuses on the historical and linguistic aspects of the dialect and local culture, as well as investigating variation and change across generations. Designed with undergraduates and the general reader in mind, this book provides an excellent introduction to dialects of the region.

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1 History geography demography and culture
2 Phonetics and phonology
3 Morphosyntax
4 Lexis and discourse features
5 Annotated bibliography and references

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Lourdes Burbano Elizondo gained her MLitt in English Linguistics in 2001 from Newcastle University and her PhD (titled Language Variation and Identity in Sunderland) in 2008 from the University of Sheffield. In 2006 she joined Edge Hill University where she has worked as a Senior Lecturer in English Language ever since.Lourdes's research interests and publications focus on language variation and change, especially on the urban north-eastern variety of Sunderland. Her research reflects her interest in sociolinguistic research methods and in exploring the social meaning of language variation and the use of language to construct social identities.

Carmen Llamas lectures in sociolinguistics at the University of York. She is co-editor (with Dominic Watt) of Language and Identities (2010) and (with Peter Stockwell and Louise Mullany) of The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics (2007). Her research deals primarily with phonological variation and change in the North East and the Scottish-English border region.

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