A Survey of Modern English

3rd Edition

Stephan Gramley, Vivian Gramley, Kurt-Michael Pätzold

Routledge
July 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 488 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367281472 - CAT# K426233

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Summary

A Survey of Modern English covers a wide selection of aspects of the modern English language. Fully revised and updated, the major focus of the third edition lies in Standard American and British English individually and in comparison with each other. Over and beyond that this volume treats other Englishes around the world, especially those of the southern hemisphere countries of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as well as numerous varieties spoken in southern, eastern and western Africa and south and southeast Asia and the Pacific. The main areas of investigation and interest include:

  • pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary;
  • multiple facets of English dialects and sociolects with an emphasis on gender and ethnicity;
  • questions of pragmatics as well as a longer look at English-related pidgin and creole varieties

This authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. This is complemented with an updated general bibliography and with exercises at the end of each chapter and their suggested solutions at the end of the volume, all intended to provide students and other interested readers with helpful resources.

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