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Description - An Introduction to International Varieties of English by Laurie Bauer

This book looks at native speaker varieties of English, considering how and why they differ in terms of their pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. It shows how the major national varieties of English have developed, why similar causes have given rise to different effects in different parts of the world, and how the same problems of description arise in relation to all "colonial" Englishes. As an introductory text, it presupposes a minimum of previous knowledge, focusing on common traits rather than on individual varieties. It is informed by research on dialect mixing and includes exercises within each chapter and further reading references.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748613373
ISBN-10: 0748613374
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Laurie Bauer

Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at the Victoria University of Wellington. He is an Editor of the journal Word Structure.

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