标题（title）：An Introduction to Regional Englishes: Dialect Variation in England
作者（author）：Joan C. Beal
出版社（publisher）：Edinburgh University Press
大小（size）：1 MB (1052096 bytes)
Are the dialects of England disappearing in the wake of globalisation and 'Estuary English', or are geographical differences as strong as ever? Joan Beal looks at recent research into regional variation in England, discusses the evidence for 'dialect levelling' and argues that, despite this, features of dialect are still clear markers of regional and local identity. Chapters outlining the main regional differences in accent, dialect grammar and dialect vocabulary are followed by discussions of research into geographical diffusion, levelling, issues of identity and stereotypes. Each chapter is accompanied by either an exercise based on data provided, a data-gathering exercise using methodological tools provided, or an extract from a media article provided to provoke discussion. The book also includes a guide to resources available for the study of regional dialects in England.
The Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language series provides introductions to the main areas of English Language study. Volumes cover aspects of the history and structure of the language such as: syntax, phonology, morphology, regional and social variation, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and international Englishes.
Further titles in this series can be found online at https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/series-edinburgh-textbooks-on-the-english-language.html
Table of contents :
Figures and tables......Page 9
1 Introduction......Page 14
2 Accent variation in England......Page 23
3 Dialect variation in England: morphology and syntax......Page 38
4 Dialect variation in England: lexis......Page 66
5 Levelling and diffusion......Page 86
6 Variation and identity......Page 100