International English: A Guide to Varieties of Standard English
From Scotland to Singapore, Canada to the Channel Islands, Namibia to New Zealand and beyond, International English takes you on a fascinating journey through the varieties of Standard English spoken around the world.
Comparisons across the varieties provide a comprehensive guide to differences in phonetics, phonology, grammar and vocabulary, providing a useful resource for teachers of English as a foreign language and linguistics students alike.
In this fifth edition the authors have added a new discussion of what Standard English really is, as well as an outline of typologies of varieties of English including ELF 'English as a lingua franca'. This new material will be of particular interest to teachers and advanced learners of English as a foreign or second language as well as students of sociolinguistics, English language and language variation.
MP3 files, ideal for use in class, at home or on the move, are free to download from our website, www.routledge.com/cw/trudgill, and feature audio examples from throughout the text.
The new material, coupled with a thorough updating of the remaining text and references, ensures that International English will remain a favourite and indispensable resource for teachers and students for many years to come.
1 Standard English in the world
2 English Australasian South African and Welsh English
3 The pronunciation of North American English
grammatical orthographical and lexical differences
5 Scottish and Irish English
6 West Indian English and Englishbased creoles
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adverbs allophone American English AusNZEng auxiliary bard British Canadian English CanEng Caribbean Chain Shift clause colloquial consonant decreolization deleted dialects diphthongs distinction Eastern educated EngEng EngEng and USEng EngEng speakers England English-based creoles English-speaking ﬂap formal forms of English fricative glottal grammatical IndEng indigenous inﬂuence Ireland Irish islands Jamaican Creole lexical lexis linguistic manner of articulation mass noun meaning mesolectal monophthongized NAmEng native speakers native-speakers near-RP non-rhotic nonstandard North North American English northern number of words NZEng occur origin phonetic phonological phrase pidgin plural population preposition pronounced pronunciation putt refer reﬂect rhotic RP accent RP vowels SAfEng ScotEng Scotland Scots Scottish sentence settlers SingEng SIrEng southern speak speakers of English speech spelling spoken Standard English stress syllable tion typical Ulster-Scots usage USEng usually varieties of English verb vocabulary voiceless vowel system Welsh English WEng Word-final younger speakers Zealand