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Teachers' Lab, the American English class

Dialects of American English


Practical seminars in the history, geography and phonetics of regional varieties of American English, for high intermediate and advanced students (B2-C2).

Take a journey into exciting world of American vernacular speech:

  • What's General American and how is it different from RP?
  • What's so special in Appalachian talk?
  • Do you hear the difference between Southern drawl and twang?
  • Do you mind your Rs?
  • Should ya say you'ns or y'all?
  • ...and what not!

Get advantage of the school's extensive collection of American dialect literature and recordings during his weekly practical seminars at Teachers' Lab!

(Dan delivers this one-year course in American dialects writing his M.A. thesis on regional features of American vernacular pronunciation).


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References

  1. American Voices : How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast / ed. by W. Wolfram and B. Ward. Malden ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2006. 282 p.
  2. Bartsch-Parker E., Burger S., O'Maolalaogn R. British phrasebook. Hawthorn : Lonely Planet, 1999. 320 p.
  3. Baugh A. ., Cable T. A History of English Language. 6th ed. L. : Taylor & Francis, 2012. 446 p.
  4. Bragg M. The Adventure of English : The Biography of a Language. L. : Hodder & Stoughton, 2004, 354 p.
  5. Carver C. M. American Regional Dialects : A Word Geography. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1987. 336 p.
  6. Cotter C. USA phrasebook. 2nd ed. Hawthorn : Lonely Planet, 1995. 317 p.
  7. Crystal D. The Stories of English. Harmondsworth : Penguin, 2004. 596 p.
  8. Fennel B. A History of English : A Sociolinguistic Approach. Oxford : Blackwell, 2001. 304 p. (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics ; 17).
  9. Gimson A. C. Gimsons Pronunciation of English / revised by A. Cruttenden. 7th ed. London : Hodder Education. 2008. 380 p.
  10. Harris J. English Sound Structure. Oxford ; Cambridge : Blackwell, 1994. 334 p.
  11. Hughes A., Trudgill P., Watt D. English Accents and Dialects : An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles. 5th ed. L. : Hodder Education, 2012. 384 p.
  12. Jones, D. Cambridge Pronouncing dictionary / ed. by P. Roach, J. Hartman, J. Setter. 17th ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. 622 p.
  13. Labov W. Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 1. Internal Factors. Oxford ; Cambridge : Blackwell, 1994. 384 p. (Language in Society ; 20).
  14. Labov W. Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 2. Social Factors. Malden ; Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2001. 596 p. (Language in Society ; 29).
  15. Labov W. Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 3. Cognitive and Cultural Factors. Malden : Willey-Blackwell, 2010. 446 p. (Language in Society ; 39).
  16. Labov W., Ash S., Boberg C. Atlas of North American English : Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change. Berlin ; N. Y. : Mouton de Gruyter, 2006. 334 p.
  17. Meyer, Paul. Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen. 21st ed.  Laurence, KS : Paul Meyer Dialect Services, 2011. 354 p.
  18. Thomas E. R. An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001. 238 p. (Publication of the American Dialect Society ; no. 85).
  19. Trudgill P. The Dialects of England. 2nd ed. Oxford : Blackwell, 2000. 168 p.
  20. Varieties of English. Vol. 1. The British Isles / ed. by B. Kortmann and C. Uptone. N.Y. ; Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008. 514 p.
  21. Varieties of English. Vol. 2. The Americas and the Carribbean / ed. by E. W. Schneider. N.Y. ; Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008. 832 p.
  22. Wells J. C. Accents of English. Vol. 1. Introduction. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1982. 300 p.
  23. Wells J. C. Accents of English. Vol. 2. The British Isles. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1982. 212 p.
  24. Wells J. C. Accents of English. Vol. 3. Beyond the British Isles. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1982. 228 p.
  25. Wells J. C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. 3rd ed. L. : Pearson Education, 2008. 922 p.
  26. Wolfram W, Schilling-Estes N. American English : Dialects and Variation. 2nd ed. Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2006. 452 p.

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