Edinburgh University Press. Dialects of English
Dialects of English
series provides concise, accessible, authoritative
and up-to-date documentation for varieties of
English from all over the English-speaking world.
Written by experts who have conducted first-hand
research on these varieties, the volumes aim to
become the most obvious starting point for both
academic and interested non-academic readers who
would like to know more about a particular dialect.
The volumes follow a common structure, covering the
background, phonetics and phonology, morphosyntax,
lexis and history of one clearly defined variety of
English (or of a number of closely related
varieties), and conclude with an annotated
bibliography and some sample texts.
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