International English: A Guide to the Varieties of Standard English
From Scotland to Singapore, Canada to the Channel Islands, Namibia to New Zealand and beyond, <EM>International English</EM> takes you on a fascinating journey through the varieties of Standard English spoken around the world. <BR>Comparisons across the varieties provide a comprehensive guide to differences in phonetics, phonology, grammar and vocabulary, providing a useful resource for teachers of English as a foreign language and linguistics students alike.<BR>In this fifth edition the authors have added a new discussion of what Standard English really is, as well as an outline of typologies of varieties of English including ELF 'English as a lingua franca'. This new material will be of particular interest to teachers and advanced learners of English as a foreign or second language as well as students of sociolinguistics, English language and language variation. <BR>MP3 files, ideal for use in class, at home or on the move, are free to download from our website, www.routledge.com/cw/trudgill, and feature audio examples from throughout the text. <BR>The new material, coupled with a thorough updating of the remaining text and references, ensures that <EM>International English</EM> will remain a favourite and indispensable resource for teachers and students for many years to come.