Accents of English  v. 1 ~ Cassette tape

J.C. Wells

Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in diffeent places. Volume I provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, and West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East (volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey of considerable originality, which not only includes descriptions of hitherto neglected accents, but also examines the implications for phonological theory.

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Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in different places. Volume 1 provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East ( volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey, of considerable originality, which not only includes descriptions of hitherto neglected accents, but also examines the implications for phonological theory. Readers will find the answers to many questions: Who makes 'good' rhyme with 'mood'? Which accents have no voiced sibilants? How is a Canadian accent different from an American one, a New Zealand one from an Australian one, a Jamaican one from a Barbadian one? What are the historical reasons for British-American pronunciation differences? What sound changes are currently in progress in New York, in London, in Edinburgh? Dr Wells his written principally for students of linguistics, phonetics and English language, but the motivated general reader will also find the study both fascinating and rewarding.

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Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in different places. Volume 1 provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East (volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey, of considerable originality, which not only includes descriptions of hitherto neglected accents, but also examines the implications for phonological theory. Readers will find the answers to many questions: Who makes 'good' rhyme with 'mood'? Which accents have no voiced sibilants? How is a Canadian accent different from an American one, a New Zealand one from an Australian one, a Jamaican one from a Barbadian one? What are the historical reasons for British-American pronunciation differences? What sound changes are currently in progress in New York, in London, in Edinburgh? Dr Wells his written principally for students of linguistics, phonetics and English language, but the motivated general reader will also find the study both fascinating and rewarding.

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[目次]

  • Volume I: An Introduction: Preface
  • Typographical conventions and phonetic symbols
  • Part I. Aspects of Accent: 1. Linguistic and social variability
  • 2. Accent phonology
  • 3. How accents differ
  • 4. Why accents differ
  • Part II. Sets and Systems: 5. The reference accents
  • 6. Standard lexical sets
  • 7. Systems: a typology
  • Part III. Developments and Processes: 8. Residualisms
  • 9. British prestige innovations
  • 10. Some American innovations
  • 11. Some further British innovations
  • Sources and further reading
  • References
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Volume III: Beyond the British Isles: Preface
  • Typographical conventions and phonetic symbols
  • Part VI. North America: 19. GenAm revisited
  • 20. Canada
  • 21. New York City
  • 22. New England
  • 23. The south
  • 24. Black English
  • Part VII. The West Indies: 25. General characteristics of Caribbean English
  • 26. Individual territories
  • Part VIII. The Southern Hemisphere: 27. Australia
  • 28. New Zealand
  • 29. South Africa
  • Part IX. The Imperial Legacy: 30. India
  • 31. Africa
  • 32. The Far East
  • Sources and further reading
  • References
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Volume II: The British Isles: Preface
  • Typographical conventions and phonetic symbols
  • Part IV. England: 12. RP revisited
  • 13. London
  • 14. The south
  • 15. The north
  • Part V. The Celtic Countries: 16. Wales
  • 17. Scotland
  • 18. Ireland
  • Sources and further reading
  • References
  • Index.

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この本の情報

書名 Accents of English
著作者等 Wells, J. C.
Wells J.C.
巻冊次 v. 1
v. 2
v. 3
Cassette tape
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1982
ページ数 3 v. (xix, 673 p.)
大きさ 23 cm.
付随資料 1 cassette tape (55 min.)
ISBN 052124224X
0521242258
0521246482
0521285402
0521285410
0521297192
0521229197
NCID BA04265474
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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