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The disappearing dictionary : a treasury of lost English dialect words

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: London Macmillan, 2015
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Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In this book, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life, or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal. Like a mirror  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9781447282808 1447282809
OCLC Number: 911192867
Description: 224 pages : map ; 21 cm.
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Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In this book, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life, or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal. Like a mirror image of 'The Meaning of Liff' that just happens to be true, this book unearths some lovely old gems of the English language, dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generation.

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