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 quite often a made from the place we are living, and An Atlas of English Dialects indicates the reader the place sure phrases, sounds and words originate from and why utilization varies from quarter to quarter. The Atlas includes:
- ninety maps exhibiting 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 analyzing and a whole index.
Based at the Survey of English Dialects – the main huge checklist of English local speech – the Atlas is a desirable and informative advisor to the variety 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