"A vivid guide, not only to the distinctive vocabulary of the North East, but also the ways in which dialect words contain echoes of the long history of the region and its people. By explaining the words he helps us to understand the place." --Keith Wrightson, professor, Yale University
"All this research is brought together in the dictionary, which has received international recognition as a serious contribution to modern dialect study." --Citylife
As entertaining as it is informative, this dictionary offers records and explanations of a northern English dialect. The research presents information about words that go back as far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as well as those present in today's vernacular. Ideal for anyone interested in English etymology, this reference is thorough and essential.
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Northumbria University Press
August 01, 2010
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