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Debating Dialect

Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study


128 pages | 8 4/5 x 5 7/10

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies


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Table of Contents

Robert Penhallurick, Introduction

Robert Penhallurick and Adrian Willmott, Dialect / "England’s Dreaming"

Jeni Williams, Competing Spaces: Dialectology and the place of dialect in Chaucer’s ‘Reeve’s Tale’

Clive Upton, Maintaining the Standard: A job for dialectologists

Graham Shorrocks, Purpose, theory and method in English dialectology: Towards a more objective history of the discipline

Robert Penhallurick and Graham Shorrocks, Theory, objectivity and the discipline: Further discussion

Nicholas Royle, Dialectology and deconstruction

Robert Penhallurick, On dialectology

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