Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 21:00:07 -0500


Subject: Re: P.S. (Re dialect videos)


I don't use much of _The Story of English_ except for parts of the

one on Black English and the very nice 9th video on pidgins and creoles

(and Indian English). But I do use two audiotapes that cover a wide

range of English dialects: One accompanies Hughes and Trudgill's 3rd

ed. of _English Accents and Dialects_, Arnold 1996 (but can be

purchased separately too, I presume)--ISBN 0 340 614463. It's limited

to the British Isles, including Wales, Scotland, and No. Ireland (but

not So. Ireland). The other is called _In a Manner of Speaking:

English Accents_, made for BBC English by J.C. Wells; it includes RP,

'General American,' No. and So. England, Cockney, Wales, and Scotland

on one side, and, on the other side, more detail on Gen. Amer., plus

NYC (Brooklyn, in this case), Southern U.S., Canada, West Indies,

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Nigeria, and both No. and

So. Ireland (therefore better, obviously!). This is available in your

neck of the woods, from Audio-Forum, On-the-Green, Guilford, CT 06437.

I know there's a fairly new video on Canadian English, too, but I can't

locate the ad for it now. Hope this helps.

Beverly Flanigan*

Ohio University

*No relation to Flann of the drinking problem.