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The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781509801763
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Language: English
Page Count: 320
Publication Date: 9/15/2016
Size: 7.72" l x 5.04" w x 0.66"
Series: N/A

Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little.

In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal. Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true, The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language from all over the British Isles, dusts them down, and makes them live again for a new generation.

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