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Northern English : a cultural and social history

Author: Katie Wales
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of English in the north of England, discussing its history, culture and diversity.

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)64313095
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Wales
ISBN: 0521861071 9780521861076 9780521100199 0521100194 051148707X 9780511487071
OCLC Number: 64313095
Description: xvii, 257 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The North-South divide" --
An "alternative" history of England --
The "boundaries" of Northern English --
"The North is a different country" : the mythologies of Northern English --
The origins of Northern English --
Northern dialects and "boundaries" in the Old English period --
The "far North" : Northern English and Scots --
The impact of the Scandinavian settlements --
The roots of diversity --
Northern English and the rise of "Standard English" --
A North-South divide? : images of Northern English to 1700 --
The "spread" of Northern features into London English --
On the margins : attitudes to Northern English in the eighteenth century --
Northern English and the routes of Romanticism --
Northern English after the Industrial Revolution (1750-1950) --
"The two nations" : the impact of industrialization --
"The road to Wigan Pier" : Northern English in performance --
"Between two worlds" : Northern English and liminality --
Northern English transported --
Northern English present and future --
The 1960s and beyond : the "renaissance" of Northern English? --
The influence of RP and "estuary English" on Northern English? --
The "erosion" of Northern dialect? --
Northern English grammar --
Northern English discourse features --
Northern vocabulary --
Wither Northern English?
Responsibility: Katie Wales.
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'This monograph is an extensive and thorough account...' Dr. Daniela Cesiri, Linguist

 
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