By Bernd Kortmann
With greater than a hundred unique contributions authored by way of commonly acclaimed experts within the box, this two-volume instruction manual is by means of a ways the main accomplished reference paintings on phonology and the first-ever accomplished evaluation of the morphology and syntax of sorts of English on the earth. It covers all major nationwide commonplace types, distinct nearby, ethnic, and social types, significant touch forms, in addition to significant ESL kinds. The contributions are descriptive survey articles with a typical center, which makes the guide priceless from cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic views. The contributions offer info at the old and cultural backgrounds in addition to the present sociolinguistic events, and supply state of the art reviews on significant concerns in present study. The instruction manual is observed via a CD-ROM offering new sound fabric for every type in addition to interactive maps. it is usually entire bibliographies and hyperlinks to suitable web content. jointly, the guide and the CD-ROM are an fundamental reference paintings and study instrument for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and experts in touch languages and sorts of English all over the world. Given its obtainable variety and its wealthy auditory and visible help, this guide can be perfect for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The editors are answerable for the subsequent issues: * Kate Burridge/ Bernd Kortmann: Australia / Pacific Archipelagos * Bernd Kortmann: British Isles: Morphology and Syntax * Rajend Mesthrie: Africa / South and Southeast Asia * Edgar W. Schneider: The Americas / Caribbean * Clive Upton: British Isles: Phonology
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1905 The English Dialect Grammar. Oxford: Frowde. ) Introduction: varieties of English in the British Isles Bernd Kortmann and Clive Upton 1. A note on geopolitical terminology ‘The British Isles’ is a geographical term which refers to the two large islands that contain the mainlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, Wales, and England, together with a large number of other, smaller islands that are part of the territories of these countries: one island (the Isle of Man) and one archipelago (the Channel Islands) have a significant degree of autonomy within the state which encompasses the bulk of the British Isles, the United Kingdom.
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