LINGUIST List 25.3837

Wed Oct 01 2014

Books: The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words: Jago

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Date: 01-Oct-2014
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words: Jago
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Title: The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an
Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words
Subtitle: Also an Appendix, Containing a List of Writers on Cornish Dialect, and
Additional Information about Dolly Pentreath, the Last Known Person who
Spoke the Ancient Cornish as her Mother Tongue
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://cambridge.org


Book URL: http://bit.ly/1pqFK4S


Author: Frederick W. P. Jago

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108071666 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108071666 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99


Abstract:

The Cornish dialect stemmed from the influence of English on the declining Cornish language, and contained words from both languages. This glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined. Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English, and annotated with examples, etymological information and literary citations, the work is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life. The word list is supplemented by a history of Cornish and the Cornish dialect, showing similarities with the vocabulary of Chaucer, as well as with Welsh and Greek. Also included is an appendix with information about Dolly Pentreath, the last native speaker of Cornish, and a list of writers who had worked on the Cornish language and dialect. Jago's English-Cornish Dictionary (1887) is also reissued in this series.

Preface; The decline of the ancient Cornish language; On the remains of the ancient Cornish language; A few specimens of the ancient Cornish language; The provincial dialect of Cornwall; Words in the Cornish dialect; Addenda; Curious spellings of the names of drugs, etc.; Appendix on Dolly Pentreath; Names of writers on Cornish dialect, etc.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Cornish (cor)
English (eng)
Welsh (cym)


Written In: English (eng)

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