By Clive Upton,J.D.A Widdowson
Do you name it April Fools’ Day, April Noddy Day or April Gowkin’ Day? Is the season prior to wintry weather the fall, the autumn or the Backend? while you’re out of breath, do you pant, puff, pank, tift or thock?
The phrases we use (and the sounds we make once we use them) are commonly a manufactured from the place we are living, and An Atlas of English Dialects exhibits the reader the place yes phrases, sounds and words originate from and why utilization varies from zone to area. The Atlas includes:
- ninety maps displaying the areas within which specific phrases, words and pronunciations are used
- detailed commentaries explaining issues of linguistic, ancient and cultural interest
- explanations of linguistic phrases, a bibliography for additional studying and a whole index.
Based at the Survey of English Dialects – the main large list of English nearby speech – the Atlas is a desirable and informative advisor to the range of the English Language in England.
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An Atlas of English Dialects: Region and Dialect by Clive Upton,J.D.A Widdowson