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With greater than a hundred unique contributions authored by way of greatly acclaimed experts within the box, this two-volume guide is via a ways the main entire reference paintings on phonology and the first-ever entire evaluation of the morphology and syntax of sorts of English on the earth. It covers all major nationwide general types, detailed local, ethnic, and social kinds, significant touch forms, in addition to significant ESL kinds. The contributions are descriptive survey articles with a typical middle, which makes the instruction manual priceless from cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic views. The contributions offer details at the historic and cultural backgrounds in addition to the present sociolinguistic occasions, and supply state of the art experiences on significant matters in present study. The instruction manual is followed via a CD-ROM supplying new sound fabric for every sort in addition to interactive maps. it is usually accomplished bibliographies and hyperlinks to appropriate web pages. jointly, the guide and the CD-ROM are an vital reference paintings and study device for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists, grammarians, typologists, and experts in touch languages and sorts of English worldwide. Given its obtainable sort and its wealthy auditory and visible help, this guide is additionally supreme for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The editors are answerable for the next themes: * Kate Burridge/ Bernd Kortmann: Australia / Pacific Archipelagos * Bernd Kortmann: British Isles: Morphology and Syntax * Rajend Mesthrie: Africa / South and Southeast Asia * Edgar W. Schneider: The Americas / Caribbean * Clive Upton: British Isles: Phonology

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