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The Anglo-Welsh Dialects of North Wales

A Survey of Conservative Rural Spoken English in the Counties of Gwynedd and Clwyd

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Robert J. Penhallurick

This book is the first major study of the English spoken in North Wales. It presents a full description of the English speech of the native 60-plus age group in the counties of Gwynedd and Clwyd. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the vowel sounds and non-standard consonant sounds of northern Anglo-Welsh, together with exhaustive descriptions of non-standard lexis and morphology and syntax. It forms part of the survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects and can be seen as a companion to Volumes 1 and 2 of that survey. The book also contains a short atlas section, etymologies of non-standard lexis, and cross-references to the main national surveys of regional spoken English and Welsh in England and Wales.
Contents: Anglo-Welsh dialects - Elderly speakers in rural North Wales - Phonology - Grammar - Lexis - Conservative spoken English - Word maps - Field: dialectology.