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Baths and becks

Gupta, A.F. (2005) Baths and becks. English Today, 21 (1). pp. 21-27. ISSN 1474-0567

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A report on two prominent dialectal variables in England. Using rather informally collected data, The author looks here at two well-known variables in the English of England: first, whether there is a short or long vowel in words such as grass and bath; second, what regional words people know for streams. The treatment of these variables is consistent over time, and seems to have little to do with social status or carefulness of speech.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 Cambridge University Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of English (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 19:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078405001069
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: No
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0266078405001069
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1810

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