This is a synchronic study of the traditional urban vernacular spoken in an area determined by Bolton's urban field of influence. In addition to relevant background information on the area, and a consideration of theoretical and methodological issues, Part I contains unusually detailed accounts of fieldwork and transcription. The main chapter presents a segmental phonology of the dialect, which includes an inventory of phonemes, together with their allophonic realisations and combinatorial possibilities. The study also contains a comparative component, in which phoneme distribution across word sets in the dialect and Received Pronunciation is compared. A further significant departure from the traditional local-dialect monograph is the treatment of modified speech forms as well as the most residual.
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The Author: Graham Shorrocks is Professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is a native of Farnworth, a town within the Bolton Metropolitan borough.
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Book Description Peter Lang GmbH, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Cover shows minor wear. Pages are clean, text is intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001424227