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Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.This second edition of Dialects:*has been revised throughout *introduces the many dialects of English spoken in the United Kingdom*reveals the key issues that dialectology engages with*uses both the international phonetic alphabet and simple representations of sounds to explain pronunciations*involves readers in collecting data*contains numerous illustrative maps*is written in a lively and engaging style, with information on 'posh and less posh' dialects and spotting your dialect area.