Originally published in 1915, this book
presents a detailed guide to the Hackness
dialect then 'spoken by agriculturalists and
their labourers on the Wolds and in the Dales
of North-Eastern and Eastern Yorkshire'. The
text is divided into two main parts, with the
first analysing phonetic elements of the
dialect and the second examining its
grammatical structure and examples of usage. A
bibliography and comprehensive glossary are
also included. This book will be of value to
anyone with an interest in local dialects and
Preface; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Phonetic
symbols; Introduction; Part I: 1. The phonology
of the modern dialect; 2. The phonology of the
dialect in Middle English; 3. The development
of the M.E. vowels in stressed syllables - the
English element; 4. The development of the M.E.
vowels in stressed syllables - the Scandinavian
element; 5. The development of the M.E. vowels
in stressed syllables - the French element; 6.
The vowels in unstressed syllables; 7. The
consonants; 8. The historic originals of the
present vowel-system; Appendix. Tabular
statement of the vowel development; Part II: 1.
A grammar of the dialect; 2. Specimens of the
dialect; Word-list; Index.
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
English, Middle (enm)