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ICE-Great Britain

British English displays considerable dialectal variation, most noticeably between the north of England and the south-east. In Scotland, around 60,000 people speak Scots Gaelic. In Wales, around 26% of the population claim to speak Welsh. Many immigrant languages, including Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi, are spoken in major cities. Population: c59 million

Reading
Hughes, A. & P. Trudgill (1996) English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of British English. 3rd edn. London: Arnold.
Milroy, J & L. Milroy (eds.) (1993) Real English: The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles. London: Longman.
Trudgill, P. (ed.) (1985) Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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