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Author: G. M. Story,W. J. Kirwin,J. D. A. Widdowson
ISBN13: 978-0802058874
Title: Dictionary of Newfoundland English
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Language: English
Category: Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr; Subsequent edition (January 1, 1991)
Pages: 847

Dictionary of Newfoundland English by G. M. Story,W. J. Kirwin,J. D. A. Widdowson

Dictionary of Newfoundland English. In 1998 and 1999 the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 2d ed, published by the University of Toronto Press, was prepared for inclusion in Memorial University's Heritage Web Site. The material is derived from a scanned version of the 1982 text and, for the Supplement in 1990, the electronic file used to print the book. The scanned text has been proofread and most of the defective text corrected. Since the Web Site cannot efficiently reproduce the International Phonetic Alphabet, all phonetic transcriptions have been removed.

The varieties of English spoken in Newfoundland date back four centuries, mainly to the early seventeenth century migratory English fishermen of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, and to the seventeenth to the nineteenth century immigrants chiefly from south-eastern Ireland.

A Widdowson, first published by Toronto University Press in 1982. Based out of Memorial University of Newfoundland, it is an internationally acclaimed piece of scholarship and an important addition to the preservation of Newfoundland culture.

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Dictionary of Newfoundland English. George Morley Story, W. J. Kirwin, John David Allison Widdowson.

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique. Kirwin, William (1975) Selecting and Presenting the Lexicon. Recommend this journal.

D. A. Widdowson, ed. Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

Dictionary of Newfoundland English University of Toronto Press.

First published in 1982 to international acclaim, the Dictionary of Newfoundland English introduced the world to an incredibly rich dialect with deep roots in . .

Reviews: 7
This is a great book. I recently went to Newfoundland, and had gotten this book before we left. For anyone who is traveling there, and takes an interest in language, or simply is interested in language, it is an interesting book to own and page though and read.
My son lives in Newfoundland, and now I can kind of start to understand him when he calls. If I don't, I can now look it up.
Right up there, man!. The Aussie's Fair Dinkum Dictionary and our Newfie dictionary are a real pair. I fully recommend to anyone with a flair for English, whether it be unique words (titilation) or grammar (write your own grammar ticket).

Sure hope that this will not be the last hard copy edition.

Haven't read the other books bought yet.

Robin Leech, PhD, P.Biol.
Insightful for this one time military "Newfie". Feel qualified to review based on having 40% of our children being born there and another son working in St. John's. He uses the Dictionary to understand the unique mix of idioms and oddities of the proud Newfoundlanders.
Totally unusable as a reference book as there is no way to search words for meanings or usage. A waste of money, in my opinion.
Any observant English speaker who visits Newfoundland and Labrador soon realizes that English as spoken by Newfoundlanders on this beautiful, boggy island in an isolated corner of North America, is an incredibly ingenious, imaginative, endearing, rich, pungent, and delightful language. This amazing book, the life's work of a team of excellent and dedicated scholars at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Newfoundland, reflects the rich linguistic and literary history of the extraordinary sturdy people of Newfoundand and all aspects of their unique reality--their net-mending and barking, their cod fishing and salt-drying, their seafaring life, and their sweet, heartbreaking lives in the isolated fishing villages in the outports and coves of this island--which now struggles under a cod-fishing moratorium that has largely destroyed the economic base of their unique way of life. Based on wide reading of the literature of Newfoundland, this definitive dictionary reflects the evolution of their language, their delicious slang, their sayings and proverbs, and their folk tales and stories. On winter evenings in the remote cities of the East Coast, with this book one can recreate in one's mind something of that rich heritage and way of life.
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is a gorgeous land where the people sprinkle their English with a colorful 'brogue'. Their heritage comes from Irish, English, Scottish, French and Native American and Europe with a bit of American from the US forces that were there in WW II....and the language includes some colloquial (slang-type) words that are difficult to understand...what's fun is that this book by scholars cuts through the mystery of some menu items like what's a jigg's dinner to Cod cheeks to other folklore and sayings...it's a lot of fun to take with you on your trip....or for a linguist -- necessary to have on your shelf.