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Varieties of English By Edited by Dennis Freeborn

Varieties of English
by Edited by Dennis Freeborn

This new edition of the best selling, topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, is now fully revised and expanded with over 50% more material. This practical volume provides a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis.
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Varieties of English: An Introduction to the Study of Language by Edited by Dennis Freeborn

This new edition of the best selling, topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, is now fully revised and expanded with over 50% more material. This practical volume provides a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis. There are further practical activities and new sections on areas such as 'politically correct' usage.

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Table of Contents


Introduction.- Variety, Change and the Idea of Correct English.- Dialects and Standard English: the past.- Dialects and Standard English: the present.- Regional Accents and Received Pronunciation.- Spoken English and Written English.- Learning to Talk.- Style in Spoken English I: Grammar and Vocabulary.- Style in Spoken English II: Conversation.- Variety in Written English I: Reporting the News.- Variety in Written English II: Style.- The Language and Sound Patterns of Verse.- Language and 'Politically Correct' Usage.- Booklist.

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GOR001244322
Varieties of English: An Introduction to the Study of Language by Edited by Dennis Freeborn
Edited by Dennis Freeborn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
1993-05-05
282
0333589173
9780333589175
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