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Proper Brummie

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122247377
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

West Midlands English

Author : Urszula Clark
ISBN : 9780748685820
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume focuses on the closely allied yet differing linguistic varieties of Birmingham and its immediate neighbour to the west, the industrial heartland of the Black Country. It provides a clear description of the structure of the linguistic varieties
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analysing 21st Century British English

Author : Clive Upton
ISBN : 9781134111091
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging data can be put in the study of language variation and change. Two lead-in chapters, written from the complementary perspectives of a broadcast media specialist, Simon Elmes, and an academic linguist, David Crystal, set the project in the BBC’s historical, social, and linguistic contexts. Following these, authorities in a range of specialisms concerned with uses and representations of language varieties address various aspects of the project’s potential, in three broad sections: Linguistic explorations of the representations of language and the debates on language evoked by the data. The linguistic product of the project, including lexical, phonological, and grammatical investigations. Technical aspects of creating maps from the large electronic Voices database. An interactive companion website provides the means to access, explore, and make use of raw linguistic data, along with interpretive maps created from it, all accompanied by full explanations. Analysing 21st Century British English brings together key research and is essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students and researchers working in the areas of language variation, dialect and sociolinguistics. Contributors: David Crystal, Bethan Davies, Susie Dent, Simon Elmes, Holly Gilbert, Jon Herring, John Holliday, Alexandra Jaffe, Tommaso Milani, Rob Penhallurick, Jonnie Robinson, Mooniq Shaikjee, Ann Thompson, Will Turner, Clive Upton, Martijn Wieling.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Quirky Guide To Birmingham

Author : R. J. Hutcheson
ISBN : 9781527270831
Genre : Travel
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Break from the shackles of traditional guidebooks and bid farewell to the crowds. Free your mind of dull comparisons with Venetian canals. You deserve better and this is the quite interesting stuff you didn’t know you wanted to know. From City Centre to open road, more than 100 unconventionalities await you and they’re all free to see. It’s the street museum of the marvellously mundane, the gratis gallery of graveyards and graffiti. Box fresh oddities are revealed. Age old myths flaunted on shiny plaques are exposed. Uncover astonishing life stories and tragic deaths of Brummies you may not have heard of but won’t be able to forget. If you prefer sofa centric exploration, every chapter is brought to life with exclusive photographs and illustrations.
Category: Travel

A Handbook Of Varieties Of English Phonology

Author : Edgar Werner Schneider
ISBN : UCSC:32106018665635
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A reference work on phonology and the first-ever comprehensive overview of the morphology and syntax of varieties of English in the world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Spilt Milk Black Coffee

Author : Helen Cross
ISBN : 9781408812150
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Handsome Amir, somewhere in his twenties, somewhere in a Yorkshire town, is torn between duty and lust. While his tradition-bound family urges him to choose a wife from a parade of blank and bashful beauties, he remains a slave to boozy blonde goddess Jackie, his fellow-worker at the department store in town. Pushing forty, with bubblegum hair and a filthy laugh, Jackie is an unlikely muse. She is openly entertained by Amir's teetotalism and moral sincerity, but behind her whip-smart wit is a forgiving and optimistic heart. And, he sighs, she has a smile that lingers in the air like smoke. Meanwhile, at home, Amir must dodge his family's plans for him to join the family newsagency business, 'Fags n Fings', and tenderly care for his beloved, but increasingly demented, mother. Sensitive, sassy, exasperated, twelve-year-old Elle lurks in a black hoody and crops her hair to look as unlike her flamboyant mother as possible. She avoids the spiteful girls at her Catholic school, and leads a double life: raucous ballads of the seventies with wine-soaked Jackie; organic raisins and stately homes with perfect Claire, her father's faultless new wife. In a northern town rife with racial tension and tabloid outrage, Spilt Milk, Black Coffee is an hilarious, beguiling and unlikely love story. A romantic comedy of twenty-first century multi-cultural Britain, this is an irresistible novel from the prizewinning author of My Summer of Love.
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Talking Proper

Author : Svenja Strohmeier
ISBN : 9783656120568
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, University of Hildesheim (Institut fur englische Sprache und Literatur), course: Accents and Dialects in Great Britain, language: English, abstract: There are different sorts of accents in the English language in Great Britain. How come that one accent is seen as sweet, while the next one is "supposedly horrible"? This term paper will examine the developments of using the right" and the wrong" accents and show the importance of social esteem through accents. The aim is not to examine the whole variety of accents and dialects in Great Britain, as this task would be too broad. Thus, a representative variety was chosen and will be examined here."
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The Rose Of Singapore

Author : Peter Neville
ISBN : UOM:39015063209293
Genre : Fiction
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For young aircraftman Peter Saunders, Singapore in the early 1950s holds all the promise of the Orient: exotic surroundings, unusual customs, and mesmerizing women. Peter soon meets and falls in love with a local Chinese girl but only later does he learn she is not all she seems. This historical romance blockbuster unfolds amidst Communist insurgency in colonial Southeast Asia.
Category: Fiction

The Pacific Reporter

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103147492
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Category: Law reports, digests, etc

The Benny Foster Story

Author : Benny Foster
ISBN : PSU:000000386067
Genre : Bicycle racing
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Category: Bicycle racing

Notes On The United States Reports

Author : Walter Malins Rose
ISBN : UCAL:B3995716
Genre : Annotations and citations (Law)
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Category: Annotations and citations (Law)

Over And Under

Author : Mat Coward
ISBN : 1410401863
Genre : Fiction
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Edgar Award-nominee Author This year's annual cricket match between the Comedians and the Writers, held in the outer London borough of Cowden, is a little more eventful than usual when Bruce Lester, an accountant and collector of comedy ephemera, is murdered with a baseball bat shortly after coming off the field.Aided by DC Frank Mitchell, Detective Inspector Don Packham interrogates his suspects - an Irish comedian, his assistant and head of his fan club, the dead man's widow, Jerry Marsh, an American and prime suspect given the inappropriate murder weapon, a policeman with an excellent comedy name, the editor of a comedy fanzine, a gag writer known for his fiery temper, and a freelance studio manager whose mission as a comedy fan is tracking down, preserving and renovating old comedy recordings.The cricket match, Don is sure, is just a side issue. What all these people have in common is their involvement in comedy. In the course of their investigation, Packham and Mitchell are going to find out more than they ever wanted to know about the strange subculture of organized comedy fandom.
Category: Fiction

Oklahoma Reports

Author : Oklahoma. Supreme Court
ISBN : CORNELL:31924088273382
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Murray Walker Unless I M Very Much Mistaken

Author : Murray Walker
ISBN : 9780007483402
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The voice of motor racing and much loved public figure – and the man responsible for introducing millions of viewers to the previously inaccessible world of Formula 1 – tells the story of his incident-packed life, with a brand new chapter on his globetrotting adventures since retirement.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mojo

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ISBN : UVA:X030329846
Genre : Rock music
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Category: Rock music

Verbatim

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012248949
Genre : English language
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Category: English language