This book discusses the phonetic make-up of the teenage speech in the Home Counties in order to verify the status of a putative new variety referred to as «Estuary English». The study compares the findings of a field research carried out by the author in the vicinity of London in 1998/1999 with the data from the Survey of English Dialects obtained half a century earlier. The results of the research show that «Estuary English» should be viewed as a number of distinct accents with some influences of London speech, not a single and definable variety.
- XIV, 187
- ISBN (Book)
- Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. XIV, 187 pp., 1 fig., num. tab.