The Participatory Vernacular Web and Regional Dialect Grammar

Pearce, Michael (2020) The Participatory Vernacular Web and Regional Dialect Grammar. English Today. ISSN 1474-0567

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English dialects demonstrate considerable variation in their pronominal systems (see for example Trudgill & Chambers, 1991 and Hernández, 2011). In England, pronouns in the north east of the country – the urban areas of Tyne and Wear and Teesside and the counties of Durham and Northumberland (hereafter NEE) – are often different from those found in Standard English (SE). The most extensive modern accounts of NEE pronouns are Beal (1993) and Beal, Burbano–Elizondo and Llamas (2012), but because they appear in chapters dealing with a wide range of morphosyntactic topics, the coverage is necessarily brief. This article is able to offer a more detailed overview of the morphology of NEE pronouns, based on a sizeable naturalistic corpus of vernacular writing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Culture > English Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Depositing User: Mike Pearce
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 14:29
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 10:34
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