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23 Jan 2006 0415366011 978-0415366014 New edition

Language and Region:

  • provides an accessible guide to regional variation in English
  • covers topical issues including loss of regional diversity and attitudes to regional accents and dialects
  • examines the use of dialect in media, advertising and the tourist industry
  • outlines the main linguistic characteristics of regional accents and dialects in terms of regional pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.

Affording hands-on practical experience of textual analysis, this book is essential reading for students of English language studies.

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This book is an introduction to the study of regional variation in English, but, before we can begin to address questions of language and dialect, we need to consider what we mean by 'region' and, indeed, whether regional differences are still important in an age of globalisation. Read the first page
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