Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamin Pub. Co., 1985.
Book — 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations, maps.
1. Introduction (by Viereck, Wolfgang)--
2. The voicing of initial fricatives in Middle English (by Fisiak, Jacek)--
3. Sociolinguistic aspects of place-names: Ethnic affiliation and the pronunciation of Welsh in the Welsh capital (by Coupland, Nikolas)--
4. The sound system of a West Midland dialect: Kniveton, Derbyshire (by McDavid, Jr., Raven I.)--
5. Spatial aspects of linguistic change in Surrey, Kent and Sussex (by North, David)--
6. Research on non-standard dialects of British English: Progress and prospects (by Edwards, Viv K.)--
7. Amn'--t I, or the hole in the pattern (by Francis, W. Nelson)--
8. He took the bottle and put '--n in his pocket$: The object pronoun it in present-day Somerset (by Ihalainen, Ossi)--
9. Tyneside syntax: A presentation of some data from the Tyneside Linguistic Survey (by Jones, Val)--
10. Use and non-use of prepositions in spatial expressions in the dialect of Cambridgeshire--
11. Welsh English: A grammatical conspectus (by Thomas, Alan R.)--
12. Fieldwork for the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects: North Wales 1980-81 (by Penhallurick, Robert)--
13. The data of the Survey of English Dialects computerised: Key and conventions (by Viereck, Wolfgang)--
14. On the interrelationship of British and American English: Morphological evidence (by Viereck, Wolfgang)--
16. Author'--s Addresses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume is a wide-ranging study in dialectology. General surveys appear along with in-depth studies of particular problems. Some papers describe the present situation in terms of dynamic synchrony, others deal with the past and making use of present-day dialectal data to help solve certain problems and, finally, those that draw on the past to explain the present. Traditional dialectological methodology is presented here, as is modern quantificational and computative dialectology. Moreover, regional English and Welsh English are investigated on the phonological, morphological and syntactical levels. (source: Nielsen Book Data)