The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect: Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect: Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

by Harold Orton

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ISBN-13: 9781138918139
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; List of phonetic symbols used in this book; Introduction; Part 1; 1. Descriptive account of the sounds of the present-day dialect 2. The development of Middle English sounds in the living dialect – vowels of stressed syllables 3. The development of Middle English sounds in the living dialect – vowels of unstressed syllables 4. Consonantal sounds – changes from the Old and Middle English periods down to the present day 5. Tabular summary of the Old English, Middle English, Scandinavian, and Old French equivalents of the stressed vowels in the living dialect; Appendix: specimens of the present-day dialect; Part 2; 6. The history of the stressed vowel-sounds in the Northern English dialects during the modern period; Word-list; Bibliography; Index of subjects

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