Hughes, Arthur and Peter Trudgill: English Accents and Dialects, 1996 (3rd ed). London: Arnold. (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 tape recordings to go with Hughes & Trudgill, and Wells. (These recordings do not have to be bought; they can be borrowed from 'Audioteket' or the teacher, Barbara Bird.)

Compendium 'ENG2159/ENG4159 Accents of English in the British Isles' (available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika):

  • Bird, Barbara. ‘Highland and Island English pronunciation: a concise account’ (unpublished paper) 2004 (pp1-9)
  • Kerswill, Paul. ‘Mobility, meritocracy and dialect levelling: the fading (and phasing) out of Received Pronunciation’. In Pilvi Rajame (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
  • McArthur, Tom. The English Languages Chapter 6: ‘Scots and Southron’ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998 (pp138-159)
  • Ó hÚrdail, Roibeárd. ‘Hiberno-English: Historical background and synchronic features and variation’. In Hildegard L.C. Tristram (ed.), The Celtic Englishes. Heidelberg: Winter 1997, pp180-187
  • Thomas, Alan R.‘The Welshness of Welsh English: A survey paper’. In Hildegard L.C. Tristram (ed.), The Celtic Englishes. Heidelberg: Winter 1997, pp55-63, 67-77
  • Trudgill, Peter. Sociolinguistic Variation and Change. Chapter 16: ‘The sociolinguistics of modern RP’. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2002, pp171-180
  • Wells, J.C. Accents of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1982, Vol 2, Chapter 5 ‘The Celtic countries’ pp377-444, 447-450

Additional reading may be specified later.

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