Showing 1-4 of 4 entries tagged

dialects

North-east English dialects

The first citation in the OED entry for pitmatic—the language of the miners and pit villages of the north-east of England—is taken from The Times of 21 August 1885, in…

East Anglian English

Linguistic East Anglia is a lot smaller than it was two hundred years ago, as the English of London and the Home Counties has encroached on the region; but East…

Cockney

Cockney’s not a language it is only a slang And was originated inna England
 The first place it was used was over East London…             Smiley…

English dialect study – an overview

What is a dialect? Dialect is one of those words that almost everybody thinks they understand, but which is in fact a bit more problematic than at first seems to…