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The Dialects of England, 2nd Edition

Peter Trudgill

ISBN: 978-0-631-21815-9 January 2000 Wiley-Blackwell 168 Pages


This text celebrates the rich variety of regional and social dialects of English in all its forms, ancient and modern.
List of Maps.

Preface to the Second Edition.


1. Language Variety in England.

2. The Pronunciation of Traditional Dialects.

3. The Pronunciation of Modern Dialects.

4. The Grammar of English Dialects.

5. Dialect Words.


Sources and Further Reading.


  • Phonetic symbols are included with orthographic representations of speech sounds
  • Includes many detailed maps which illustrate the origins of various dialects
  • Celebrates the diversity of English dialects.