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Studying Dialect

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Palgrave

Pages: 372
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Perspectives on the English Language

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16 February 2018

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22 February 2018

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This book provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the study of the dialects of English as they are spoken around the world, from the earliest dialect dictionaries of the sixteenth century to contemporary...

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This book provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the study of the dialects of English as they are spoken around the world, from the earliest dialect dictionaries of the sixteenth century to contemporary research emerging from the field of geolinguistics. Organised into ten thematic chapters, it explores and evaluates the methods and purposes of each approach to the study of dialectal variation, with full explanations of technical terms throughout.

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  • Provides full coverage of all the main schools of thought, presenting scholarly research in language that?s accessible and easy to follow
  • Richly illustrated with figures and maps which enhance understanding of the essential links between population movement and linguistic change
  • Suggests a variety of projects and further reading to support readers in their exploration of this dynamic and ever-evolving field


Introduction
Lexicography: From early works to The English Dialect Dictionary
Lexicography: After The English Dialect Dictionary
Cartography: European beginnings
Cartography: Purpose, legacy, and the early linguistic atlases
Cartography: The spread of language mapping
Sociolinguistics
After sociolinguistics
Perceptual dialectology
Geolinguistics.

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Rob Penhallurick is a Reader in English Language at Swansea University. He has written extensively on dialect study and varieties of English, and is also the author of Studying the English Language.

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Rob Penhallurick is a Reader in English Language at Swansea University. He has written extensively on dialect study and varieties of English, and is also the author of Studying the English Language.

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