The English dialect dictionary


Author: Joseph Wright

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5518930976

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The English dialect dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years. Volume 6. Supplement, A-Y.

Real English

The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles


Author: James Milroy,Lesley Milroy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

View: 1804

While it is accepted that the pronunciation of English shows wide regional differences, there is a marked tendency to under-estimate the extent of the variation in grammar that exists within the British Isles today. In addressing this problem, Real English brings together the work of a number of experts on the subject to provide a pioneer volume in the field of the grammar of spoken English.

A Comparative Grammar of British English Dialects

Agreement, Gender, Relative Clauses


Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110182996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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This volume offers qualitative as well as corpus-based quantitative studies on three domains of grammatical variation in the British Isles. All studies draw heavily on the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), a computerized corpus for predominantly British English dialects comprising some 2.5 million words. Besides an account of FRED and the advantages which a functionaltypological framework offers for the study of dialect grammar, the volume includes the following three substantial studies. Tanja Hermann's study is the first systematic cross-regional study of relativization strategies for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and four major dialect areas in England. In her research design Hermann has included a number of issues crucial in typological research on relative clauses, above all the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy. Lukas Pietsch investigates the so-called Northern Subject Rule, a special agreement phenomenon known from Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. His study is primarily based on the Northern Ireland Transcribed Corpus of Speech, but also on the FRED and SED data (Survey of English Dialects) for the North of England.

The Southwest of England


Author: Martyn Francis Wakelin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027247137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 3739

The volume consists of a substantial introduction, providing a geographical and historical outline of the area, an account of the origin of the area, an account of the origin of present-day southwestern speech varieties and a synopsis of their main features. This is followed by texts of three main types: brief selections from 17th to 19th century dialect writers, aimed at depicting characteristics of southwestern speech; longer 20th century texts – verse, dialogue in novels; transcripts from tapes from 1950 onwards of speakers of different ages and social backgrounds. A part of each transcript is also provided in phonetic notation.