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By Raymond Hickey

ISBN-10: 0470656417

ISBN-13: 9780470656419

A Dictionary of sorts of English offers a complete directory of the detailed dialects and kinds of English spoken during the modern world.

  • Provides a useful advent and advisor to present examine tendencies within the field
  • Includes definitions either for the varieties of English and areas they function, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic research of those varieties
  • Explores very important study matters together with the transportation of dialects of English, the increase of ‘New Englishes’, sociolinguistic investigations of assorted English-speaking locales, and the examine of language touch and change.
  • Reflects our elevated knowledge of worldwide different types of English, and the advances made within the examine of types of the language in fresh decades
  • Creates a useful, informative source for college kids and students alike, spanning the wealthy and numerous linguistic types of the main broadly approved language of foreign communication

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See oblique case. acoustic phonetics One of the three main areas of phonetics which is concerned with analysing the physical properties of sounds. See articulatory phonetics and auditory phonetics. acquired (1) A reference to any knowledge which is gained in early childhood in the process of first language acquisition. (2) A reference to a disturbance in language which derives from an injury or a disease, that is which is not hereditary. acquisition The process whereby children absorb linguistic information unconsciously and internalize it, using it later when they wish to speak the language in question – their native language.

The position of English there has been somewhat different from that in Southern and West Africa not least because of the long-standing indigenous lingua franca, Swahili. English was thus used as a supplementary language and not a primarily pidginized one as was the case in West Africa. Because the native languages of Eastern Africa frequently belong to the Bantu group there is in most instances a common substrate. Furthermore, English interacts with Swahili in this region so that code-switching and mixed forms result.

Grammar, verbal syntax (1) Third person singular -s is variably omitted. She like my brother. (2) The copula is deleted in equative sentences, that is those of the form X = Y. She a teacher. They workers in the factory. (3) Come has been grammaticalized as a type of auxiliary. 1]) because it denotes disapproval: He come tellin’ me some story ‘He told me some false story’. (4) Like to/liketa has often the meaning of ‘almost’. She liketa fell out the window. ’ (5) Bare subject relative clauses occur, for example He the man (who) got all the cars.

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