Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English

Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English

EDITED BY T.K. PRATT
Copyright Date: 1988
Pages: 224
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    Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English
    Book Description:

    Strupac, fornenst, trappy, scriss, kippy, snool, flying axehandles, from across - these and hundreds of other colourful words and phrases give the English language as it has been spoken in Canada?s smallest province a flavour all its own.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7389-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Acknowledgements
    (pp. vii-ix)
    T.K. PRATT
  4. [Map]
    (pp. x-x)
  5. The Scope of the Dictionary
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  6. The Making of the Dictionary
    (pp. xv-xxii)
  7. Guide to the Dictionary
    (pp. xxiii-xxvii)
  8. Dictionaries Consulted
    (pp. xxviii-xxx)
  9. Abbreviations
    (pp. xxxi-xxxi)
  10. Pronunciation Key
    (pp. xxxii-xxxii)
  11. Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English
  12. The Dictionary in Profile
    (pp. 171-180)

    A literate but unlearned Scotsman, who had never seen a dictionary before, encountered one in a public library. He read with mounting interest, but finally threw it down. ʹItʹs got guid incidents,ʹ he said to the librarian, ʹbut the plot is verra disconnected!ʹ

    It is not difficult to sympathize with this fictitious reader about the disconnectedness of dictionaries. But perhaps itispossible to make some connections for this dictionary, by presenting a kind of statistical plot, or profile, of what has been given piecemeal. In a second section, the vocabulary so outlined will be shown in relief against other...

  13. Bibliography
    (pp. 181-192)