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Accents of English

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ISBN-10: 0521285402

ISBN-13: 9780521285407

Edition: 1982

Authors: John C. Wells

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Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in different places. Volume 1 provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East (volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey, of considerable…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/8/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Volume III: Beyond the British Isles: Preface
Typographical conventions and phonetic symbols
North America
GenAm revisited
New York City
New England
The south
Black English
The West Indies
General characteristics of Caribbean English
Individual territories
The Southern Hemisphere
New Zealand
South Africa
The Imperial Legacy
The Far East
Sources and further reading