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Proceedings of Methods XIII

Papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2008

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Barry Heselwood and Clive Upton

This volume of papers from the 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, held at the University of Leeds in 2008, collects together current research and recent methodological developments in the study of dialects by new and established scholars. It is organised into themed sections reporting on historical dialectology, dialect literature, the production of dialect maps and atlases, and the collection and organisation of material for dialect dictionaries and corpora. Perceptual dialectology and dialect intelligibility are also featured, and there are linguistic analyses of dialectal data from many language varieties.

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Editorial Preface We are very pleased to present this collection of papers from the 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology which was held at the University of Leeds in August 2008. The chapters are arranged in six themed sections – Historical Dialectology And Dialect Literature, Maps And Atlases, Dictionaries And Corpora, Perceptual Dialectology And Dialect Intelligibility, Lexis, Grammar And Discourse, and Phonetics And Phonology. Our sincere thanks are due to all the authors, reviewers, conference participants and all those who helped in the organisation of what proved to be a very successful and enjoyable conference. Last but by no means least we wish to thank Heinrich Ramisch, the Series Editor, for his very valuable advice and assistance. Barry Heselwood and Clive Upton Leeds, October 2009 ix

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