The Survey of English Dialects
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The Survey of English Dialects

Michael V. Barry, Wilfrid J. Halliday, Harold Orton, Philip M. Tilling, Martyn F. Wakelin

The Survey of English Dialects (SED) presents information from a detailed nation-wide dialect survey. It represents a repository of data on the traditional dialects of England in the mid-20th century. This record should be a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of British English dialectology, sociolinguistics, and English historical linguistics. The fieldwork for the survey was undertaken in predominantly rural communities in England at a time when social, domestic and working life was undergoing very significant changes. The survey therefore represents a record of speach which reflects a society different in many ways from today’s, and as such affords the possibility of comparison which is instructive to those engaged in all types of study of linguistics today. SED is available as a complete set, or in the following volumes and parts: Introduction 0-415-18508-4; Volume 1: Six Northern Counties and the Isle of Man - Volume 1, Part 1 0-415-18509-2; Volume 1, Part 2 0-415-18518-6; Volume 1, Part 3 0-415-18511-4; Volume 2: The West Midlands - Volume 2, Part 1 0-415-18512-2; Volume 2, Part 2 0-415-18513-0; Volume 2, Part 3 0-415-18514-9; Volume 3: The East Midland Counties and East Anglia - Volume 3, Part 1 0-415-18515-7; Volume 3, Part 2 0-415-18516-5; Volume 3, Part 3 0-415-18517-3; Volume 4: The Southern Counties - Volume 4, Part 1 0-415-18518-1; Volume 4, Part 2 0-415-18519-X; Volume 4, Part 3 0-415-18520-3.

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