Syllabus/achievement requirements

Reading list:

  • Hughes, A., Trudgill, P. & Watt, D. 2012 (5th ed.). English Accents and Dialects. London: Hodder Education. [Approx. 150pp, to be specified.]
  • Wells, J.C.: Accents of English, Vol 1, 1982. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Approx. 200pp, to be specified.]
  • Students will be asked to study a selection of recordings to go with Hughes, Trudgill & Watt. [These recordings do not have to be bought; they are available online.]

Compendium 'ENG2159/ENG4159 Accents of English in the British Isles' [available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika, at the beginning of term]:

  • Aitken, A.J. 1984. 'Scots and English in Scotland'. In Trudgill, P. (ed), Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 517-532.
  • Bird, B. 2004. ‘Highland and Island English pronunciation: a concise account’ (unpublished paper; pp. 1-9).
  • Kerswill, P. 2000. ‘Mobility, meritocracy and dialect levelling: the fading (and phasing) out of Received Pronunciation’. In Rajamäe, P. (ed), British Studies in the New Millennium: Challenge of the Grassroots 2001 (Proceedings of the 3rd Tartu Conference on British Studies, University of Estonia, August 2000), pp. 1-17.
  • Wells, J.C. 1982. Accents of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Vol. 2, Chapter 5 ‘The Celtic countries’, pp. 377-444, 447-450.
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