By Bernd Kortmann

ISBN-10: 3110175320

ISBN-13: 9783110175325

With greater than a hundred unique contributions authored through broadly acclaimed experts within the box, this two-volume guide is through a long way the main accomplished reference paintings on phonology and the first-ever accomplished evaluation of the morphology and syntax of types of English on this planet. It covers all major nationwide typical kinds, targeted nearby, ethnic, and social types, significant touch forms, in addition to significant ESL forms. The contributions are descriptive survey articles with a standard middle, which makes the instruction manual worthy from cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic views. The contributions offer info at the old and cultural backgrounds in addition to the present sociolinguistic events, and supply cutting-edge experiences on significant matters in present examine. The guide is followed by means of a CD-ROM delivering new sound fabric for every kind in addition to interactive maps. additionally it is finished bibliographies and hyperlinks to proper web content. jointly, the guide and the CD-ROM are an essential reference paintings and learn device for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and experts in touch languages and types of English all over the world. Given its obtainable kind and its wealthy auditory and visible help, this instruction manual can be perfect for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The editors are liable for the next issues: * Kate Burridge/ Bernd Kortmann: Australia / Pacific Archipelagos * Bernd Kortmann: British Isles: Morphology and Syntax * Rajend Mesthrie: Africa / South and Southeast Asia * Edgar W. Schneider: The Americas / Caribbean * Clive Upton: British Isles: Phonology

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Thesis as a “participant observer” on Unst, Shetland’s northernmost island, was impressed by the general classlessness of the society. More than half of the working population work in services; the second largest category is self-employed, which could stand for running a spinning mill as well as home-based knitting. It is not uncommon for an individual to be employed in widely different spheres, as in the case of a Fair Islander who until recently (1) ran the local post office, (2) was a member of the crew of “The Good Shepherd” connecting Fair Isle with Shetland Mainland, (3) was the local butcher, (4) taught traditional fiddle music at the school, and (5) looked after hundreds of sheep.

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