A Dictionary of Varieties of English by Raymond Hickey

By Raymond Hickey

A Dictionary of sorts of English offers a finished directory of the certain dialects and varieties of English spoken during the modern world.

  • Provides a useful creation and advisor to present examine 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 study concerns together with the transportation of dialects of English, the increase of ‘New Englishes’, sociolinguistic investigations of varied English-speaking locales, and the learn of language touch and change.
  • Reflects our elevated know-how of world varieties of English, and the advances made within the research of sorts of the language in contemporary decades
  • Creates a useful, informative source for college students and students alike, spanning the wealthy and various linguistic forms of the main largely authorised language of foreign communication

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The allomorph used depends on the value for voice of the stem-final consonant, for example walk /wɔ:k/ ~ walked /wɔ:kt/ and spell ~ spelled /spεl/ ~ /spεld/. There is a further allomorph – /ɪd/ – found when the stem final consonant is an alveolar stop, for example pit /pɪt/ ~ pitted /pɪtɪd/; weld /wεld/ ~ welded /wεldɪd/. allophone The realization of a phoneme, enclosed in square brackets. A phoneme can have different allophones, frequently depending on position in the word or on a preceding vowel, for example [l] and [ɫ] in standard English English, at the beginning and end of a word respectively.

Adverb A word class encompassing those elements which qualify verbs (She smiled slyly) or adjectives (A remarkably good linguist). Some adverbs can qualify a clause or an entire sentence as in Surprisingly, Fiona left for home. 9]), for example We liketa drowned that day. 8]). The term ‘inchoative’ denotes the beginning of something and ‘counterfactual’ something which is not the case. adverbs, intensifying Intensifiers vary across the anglophone world, for example They’re fierce cruel; I’m pure robbed, You’re dead right in Ireland/Scotland/England.

Alveolar realization of velar nasals The use of an alveolar nasal for a velar one, typically in the present participle/gerund of verbs, for example walking ['wɒːkn̩], but also for common nouns, for example morning ['mɒːɹnɪn]. This is probably an archaic feature in English. 5]) points to spelling evidence which suggests the alveolar [n̩] for [ŋ] occurred in England at least from the fourteenth century onwards. 6]). alveolo-palatal A reference to sounds formed with the hard palate as passive articulator and the blade of the tongue as active articulator.

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