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The Resource Dictionary of Cape Breton English, William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon, (electronic resource)

Dictionary of Cape Breton English, William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon, (electronic resource)

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Dictionary of Cape Breton English
Title
Dictionary of Cape Breton English
Statement of responsibility
William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Biff and whiff, baker's fog and lu'sknikn, pie social and milling frolic--these are just a few examples of the distinctive language of Cape Breton Island, where a puck is a forceful blow and a Cape Breton pork pie is filled with dates, not pork. The first regional dictionary devoted to the island's linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island's rich vocabulary. Dictionary entries include supporting quotations culled from the editors' extensive interviews with Cape Bretoners and considerable study of regional variation, as well as definitions, selected pronunciations, parts of speech, variant forms, related words, sources, and notes, giving the reader in-depth information on every aspect of Cape Breton culture."--
  • "A substantial and long-awaited work of linguistic research that captures Cape Breton's social, economic, and cultural life through the island's language, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English can be read with interest by Backlanders, Bay byes, and those from away alike."--
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  • Provided by publisher
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NLC
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1944-
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Davey, William J.
Dewey number
427/.97169
LC call number
PE3245.N68
LC item number
D39 2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacKinnon, Richard Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Canadianisms
  • Popular culture
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
Label
Dictionary of Cape Breton English, William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001742600
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442615991
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2016591341
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001742600
Label
Dictionary of Cape Breton English, William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001742600
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442615991
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2016591341
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001742600

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