Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English: Second Edition with supplement

G.M. STORY
W.J. KIRWIN
J.D.A. WIDDOWSON
Foreword by Rex Murphy
Copyright Date: 1990
Pages: 847
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    Dictionary of Newfoundland English
    Book Description:

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

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7388-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Foreword to the Third Printing
    (pp. vii-xii)
    REX MURPHY

    Whether by coincidence or serendipity, or at the beckonings of obliging fate, this new printing of theDictionary of Newfoundland Englishis being issued during the mixed fevers attending the fiftieth anniversary of Newfoundland’s entry into Confederation.

    ‘Next to life itself, Confederation was the greatest gift of God to Newfoundland.’ This sentence, or some extended variation of it, was the mantra of Joey Smallwood, Newfoundland’s first, most durable and exhilarant premier. It was never entirely clear to me whenever Joey referenced the Deity, or offered testimonials on behalf of same – and he did so with quite touching frequency, either...

  4. PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
    (pp. xiii-xvi)
    G.M. STORY, W.J. KIRWIN and J.D.A. WIDDOWSON
  5. Introduction
    (pp. xvii-xl)

    ‘The circle of the English language,’ observed the editors of theOxford English Dictionary, ‘has a well-defined centre but no discernible circumference.’¹ Although this is especially true of the enormous subject to which theOEDand itsSupplementsare addressed, any dictionary that sets out to describe the word-stock of a nation, or even of a region, within a world-wide speech-community such as that of English must also face, though of course on a much reduced scale, the practical problem of delimiting the lexicon, of marking its boundaries.

    One common procedure² is to confine attention to words or expressions which...

  6. Bibliography
    (pp. xli-lxxviii)
  7. Dictionaries and Other Works Cited
    (pp. lxxix-lxxxi)
  8. Abbreviations
    (pp. lxxxii-lxxxiv)
  9. DICTIONARY OF NEWFOUNDLAND ENGLISH

  10. Corrections to the First Edition
    (pp. 627-628)

    Some three score corrections of the 1982 text of the Dictionary are set forth as follows: first in arabic or roman numerals the page reference, with the letteraorbindicating respectively the left- or right-hand column, then the erroneous reading closed by a square bracket, and finally the corrected reading of the text....

  11. Supplement