(3) Skeat's work in dialect includes studies of place names, the Etymological English Dietionary (1879-82), Specimens of English Dialects (1879), and Nine Specimens of English Dialects (1895); he contributed significantly to the English Dialect Dictionary
EDD English Dialect Dictionary
, J Wright, 1905 FacebkFacebook, online social networking site [Net]
Among the topics are markers of subjectivity and evaluative phraseology in blogs, syntactic variation and lexical preference in the dative-shift alternation, how Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary
can be used as a corpus, automatically exploring lexical tendencies in English, the transitive out of -ing in American English, and the persistence of ambiguous linguistic contexts over time and their implications for corpus research on micro-changes.
However busy with administrative tasks, Tuomi never neglected the dialect dictionary
, his life's most central obligation trusted to him by the last Board of the Dictionary Fund, consisting of Lauri Posti, Lauri Hakulinen and Kustaa Vilkuna.
The American Dialect Dictionary
(Wentworth 1944: 692-693), in turn, provides both nineteenth and twentieth century examples of positive and negative nonstandard were from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, and Florida.
--Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary
, Oxford, 1896-1905 After setting a meeting for July In Manhattan, I snapped shut my cell And thanked God for creating high Temperatures and the glorious hell Of humidity, because I would soon Walk along Fifth Avenue at noon, And witness, as Esquire once noted In an issue completely devoted To "The Women We Love," the New York Summer run of halter tops and wrap- Around dresses.
Pat Whitham of Shepley has added to the delightful confusion by sending me a copy of the dialect dictionary
Chelp And Chunter by Ian McMillan (Collins, pounds 5.99).
WORDS in the Mid-Northumbrian Dialect dictionary
The word is defined in The English Dialect Dictionary
as "to snarl as a dog, to look savage, to distort the countenance," while the Oxford English Dictionary suggests the derivation may originally be Scottish, related to "grin".
COMPUTER giant Microsoft has created a Geordie dialect dictionary
for its popular Word programme.
The difference between a dialect dictionary
(or a dictionary of a non-standardised language) and a spellcheck for word processors, however, is that the very purpose of the latter (and its only purpose) is to check and, if applicable, correct the spelling of a writer according to a given standard--which, in the case of Scots, does not exist yet.
The English Dialect Dictionary
: Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, of Known to Have Been in Use during the Last Two Hundred Years.