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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


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.