Language and Region

1st Edition

Joan Beal

Routledge
Published January 23, 2006
Textbook - 128 Pages
ISBN 9780415366014 - CAT# RU11X
Series: Intertext

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Summary

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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