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Accents of English 2 The British Isles by John C. Wells

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • English,
  • Language,
  • Phonetics & Phonics,
  • Speech,
  • English language - Pronounciation,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / General,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Speech,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines : Phonetics & Phonics,
  • General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7735474M
ISBN 100521285402
ISBN 109780521285407

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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 Cited by: I bought this book (plus the other two in the series: Volumes ) for a very challenging linguistics class at UC Santa Barbara. The professor teaches a fast-paced and difficult week course covering the entire English-speaking world, including the variations of English spoken in South Africa, India, Kenya, Jamaica, and pidgin varieties in Africa, Hawaii, and Asia/5(3).   Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in diffeent places. Volume I 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/5. Accents of English: Volume 2 by Wells, John C. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in diffeent places. Volume I 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 . Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in different places. Accents vary not only geographically, but with social class, formality, sex and age. Ireland has several main groups of accents, including (1) the accents of Ulster, with a strong influence from Scotland as well as the underlying Gaelic linguistic stratum, which in that province approaches the Gaelic of Scotland, (2) those of Dublin and surrounding areas on the east coast where English has been spoken since the earliest period. Get this from a library! Accents of english. / 2, The British isles. [John Corson Wells].

The book was published in , and is probably getting out of date in some respects. It is volume 2 in a series of 3: volume 1 looks at the phonology of English; volume 3 deals with accents of non-British English. All volumes rely heavily on transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet/5(4). Note: The minor disadvantage of the international keyboard is that when you want to type the "helping" character (e.g., single or double quotes) by itself rather than above a vowel, you have to type the symbol then hit the space bar. For example, to type c'est, type c then ' then hit the spacebar then type e s takes a little while to get used to typing that extra space when you .   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 /5(12). Literary Accents, vol. 1 issue 2 Accents Publishing If you're not already a subscriber, you can now order Volume 1, Issue 2 of Literary Accents. This issue focuses on funny poems, in the broadest sense of the word. ISBN: Softcover, " x " $