Discovering English dialects


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As long ago as the 1720s, Daniel Defoe wrote about the eccentricities of English dialects. To historians the dialects used in the Yorkshire Dales and rural East Anglia are as important in understanding the living heritage of Britain as the study of ancient buildings. This book describes the most significant features of regional dialects, including the medieval Norse that has infiltrated the vocabulary of the north, the important north/north midland dialect boundary, old forms of nouns and the remaining traces of extinct ...

Discovering English Dialects 2008, Shire Publications, New York

ISBN-13: 9780747801764

4th Revised edition

Trade paperback

Discovering English Dialects 1985, Shire Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9780852637777

3rd Revised edition


Discovering English Dialects 1979, Shire Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9780852634738

2nd Revised edition