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A Dictionary of Varieties of English by Raymond Hickey

By Raymond Hickey

A Dictionary of sorts of English offers a entire directory of the unique dialects and different types of English spoken in the course of the modern world.

  • Provides a useful advent and consultant to present study traits within the field
  • Includes definitions either for the varieties of English and areas they characteristic, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic research of those varieties
  • Explores vital examine concerns together with the transportation of dialects of English, the increase of ‘New Englishes’, sociolinguistic investigations of varied English-speaking locales, and the examine of language touch and change.
  • Reflects our elevated know-how of world kinds of English, and the advances made within the examine of sorts of the language in fresh decades
  • Creates a useful, informative source for college kids and students alike, spanning the wealthy and various linguistic forms of the main greatly authorized language of overseas communication

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The term ‘aboriginal English’ is also found to refer to the English spoken by the indigenous people of Canada, that is, aboriginal Canadians. absolute construction Part of a sentence, usually at the beginning or the end, which is not formally linked to the rest and which is functionally similar to a subordinate clause. The relationship between the two units is implied by the context, Weather permitting, we will leave tomorrow. This being the case, we have to act quickly. academy An institution, usually with official status in a country, which regulates the use of the standard variety.

However in Ireland, and significantly with the Catholic population of Northern Ireland, the pronunciation is /heːtʃ/. alphabetism A proper name which is pronounced by reading out the letters of which it consists, for example BBC [bi: bi: si:], UN [ju: εn]. Alternative Histories of English The title of an influential volume edited by Richard Watts and Peter Trudgill (2001 [1]) in which the development of varieties outside the mainstream of southern English English formed the focus. alternatives, lexical Some common words vary across major varieties of English, for example faucet and tap, gas and petrol, the first being American and the second British usage.

Afro-Seminole A creole spoken by a few hundred speakers in present-day Oklahoma (Seminole County), Texas (Bracketville) and possibly in north Mexico as well. Ian Hancock suggested that Afro-Seminole is related to Gullah and that both are early creole forms of African American English. after perfective See perfective, immediate. Age of Discovery, The A period from the fifteenth century and continuing into the eighteenth century, during which European explorers discovered new sea routes around the world mainly for the purpose of trade with locations outside Europe.

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