What did the Brontës do about dialect and think about foreign languages?


New book from Stockholm University Press:
From Clerks to Corpora: essays on the English language yesterday and today, edited by Philip Shaw, Britt Erman, Gunnel Melchers & Peter Sundkvist

Why is the Isle of Dogs in the Thames called Isle of Dogs? Did King Canute’s men bring English usage back to Jutland? How can we find out where English speakers suck their breath in to give a short response?

The answers can be found  in this collection of empirical work on English past and present.

From Clerks to Corpora is the second volume in Stockholm English Studies (SES), which is a peer-reviewed series of monographs and edited volumes published by Stockholm University Press.

Editor Biographies

Philip Shaw is a professor in the English Department at Stockholm University. He has published within a wide range of areas including historical linguistics and, more recently, World Englishes, applied linguistics, particularly with a focus on academic and business English, and vocabulary learning among advanced students.

Britt Erman has retired from a post as associate professor in the English Department at Stockholm University. Her earlier research focused on pragmatics and communication. More recently she has published within the areas of cognitive linguistics and L2 acquisition.

Gunnel Melchers is Professor Emerita in the English Department at Stockholm University. Her research has been devoted to regional and social variation, with special reference to the north of England and Scotland’s Northern Isles.

Peter Sundkvist is an associate professor in the English Department at Stockholm University. His research interests concern phonology, phonetics, and dialectology, relating to varieties of English and Germanic languages more generally.

Where to access the book
At Stockholm University Press’ website you can download an epub-file, pdf-file and read the book online or can access your books on multiple devices. On the website you can also order a printed copy of the book.

About the publisher Stockholm University Press
Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.

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