An Index to Dialect Maps of Great Britain

Andreas Fischer | University of Zürich
Daniel Ammann | University of Zürich
ISBN 9789027248688 (Eur) | EUR 75.00
ISBN 9781556194399 (USA) | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027277572 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
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The results of the dialect surveys of Great Britain have been published in the form of hundreds of single and collected maps, but so far there has been no actual handbook to the charted material. The Index to Dialect Maps of Great Britain, containing a full introduction, an alphabetical word-list and a comprehensive bibliography, fills this gap. As a compendious directory to mapped words it provides not only a lexical compass in a cartographic jungle, but serves as a guide to the major dialect surveys (Survey of English Dialects, Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects, Linguistic Survey of Scotland) and the numerous publications they have spawned. All atlases as well as the maps in the many individual studies and scattered articles are fully documented. Each of the over 2000 lexical entries identifies the original survey by questionnaire number and gives a detailed list of all the references to printed maps in which these words and phrases are contained. The present volume will prove an indispensable guide for all researchers in the field of dialectology and linguistic variation, enabling its users to gain quick access to the various sources of maps. In this way the Index — while still a simple work of reference — may also furnish the materials for more thorough studies of map-making and its implications.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G10] 1991.  iv, 150 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Fischer, Andreas
1992. Review of Viereck, Ramisch, Händler, Hofmann & Putschke (1991): The Computer Developed Linguistic Atlas of Englan. English World-Wide. A Journal of Varieties of English 13:2  pp. 302 ff. DOI logo
Ramisch, Heinrich
1994. Review of Upton, Parry & Widdowson (1994): Survey of English Dialects: The Dictionary and Grammar. English World-Wide. A Journal of Varieties of English 15:2  pp. 278 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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