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Title: Dictionary of Surrey English
Subtitle: A New Edition of A Glossary of Surrey Words by Granville Leveson Gower
Written By: Graeme Davis
Series Title: Studies in Historical Linguistics, Volume 2

The dialect of the English county of Surrey was recorded towards the end of
the Victorian age by the antiquarian Granville Leveson Gower in a volume
for the English Dialect Society. This present Dictionary makes available a
new edition of his work, along with materials setting out the
characteristics, history and current position of Surrey English. Today
little remains of the traditional Surrey dialect, though those familiar
with the county will nonetheless find echoes of it in the speech of many
present inhabitants. In recent years the dialect has influenced the speech
patterns of the Home Counties, and the new southern English standard has
been influential worldwide. Surrey English has its place as one of the many
distinctive forms of English worldwide, with its own unique words and forms
of expression which are part of the rich heritage of the English language.


Granville Leveson Gower and his Glossary of Surrey Words - The Surrey
Dialect Area - History of the Surrey Dialect - Peculiarities of the Surrey
Dialect - Development and Future of the Surrey Dialect - Texts in Surrey
Dialect - Granville Leveson Gower's Preface - Dictionary of Surrey English.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039110810
Pages: 186
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