- Hughes, Arthur and Peter Trudgill: English Accents and Dialects, 2005 (4th 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 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)
Compendium 'ENG2159/ENG4159 Accents of English in the British Isles' (available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika, at the beginning of term):
- Aitken, A.J. 'Scots and English in Scotland'. In Peter Trudgill (ed), Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1984, pp 517-532
- 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 ‘Highland and Island English pronunciation: a concise account’ (unpublished paper) 2004 (pp1-9)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
- Wells, J.C. Accents of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1982, Vol 2, Chapter 5 ‘The Celtic countries’ pp377-444, 447-450