Previously worked in information management but turned to freelance indexing when my first child was born. No intention of going back to employment - freelance life suits me. Have worked on hundreds of books over many years for a wide variety of clients including big publishers, indie publishers, authors, packagers, charities and companies.
Dialect Matters: Respecting Vernacular LanguageThis is a quite splendid piece of scholarship, warm and witty, wise and fascinating, masquerading as a newspaper column. You might be familiar with Peter Trudgill's EDP column, but bringing them together like this in a book is an inspired decision by someone. This is a volume that could be read with equal pleasure by lovers of East Anglian dialect... read more
This book examines the special nature of English both as a global and a local language, focusing on some of the ongoing changes and on the emerging new structural and discoursal characteristics of varieties of English. Although it is widely recognised that processes of language change and contact bear affinities, for example, to processes observable in second-language acquisition and lingua fr... read more
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