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By Clive Upton,J.D.A Widdowson

Do you name it April Fools’ Day, April Noddy Day or April Gowkin’ Day? Is the season prior to iciness the fall, the autumn or the Backend? while you’re out of breath, do you pant, puff, pank, tift or thock?

The phrases we use (and the sounds we make after we use them) are generally a made of the place we are living, and An Atlas of English Dialects exhibits the reader the place sure phrases, sounds and words originate from and why utilization varies from sector to zone. The Atlas includes:

  • ninety maps displaying the areas during which specific phrases, words and pronunciations are used

  • detailed commentaries explaining issues of linguistic, old and cultural interest

  • explanations of linguistic phrases, a bibliography for additional analyzing and an entire index.

Based at the Survey of English Dialects – the main broad list of English local speech – the Atlas is a desirable and informative advisor to the variety of the English Language in England.

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