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Project Group Yorkshire Dialect and Interviews Yorkshire Excursion 2006
Agenda 1. Interviews and Samples 2. Dialect 3. Yorkshire Dialect Society 4. Poem 5. Further Information
Interviews Preparation Should you choose one topic or various topics? Who do you want to ask? What do you do to keep the interviewees talking? How are the questions designed?
Interviews Problems Finding someone who wants to give an interview People just answering with Yes and No High flexibility of questions required Principle of flexible question worked best
Clogs’ll spark toneet!! (We‘ll have a fantastic night out this evening) Dialect
Definition The form of a language used in a part of a country or by a class of people with grammar, words and pronunciation that may be different from other forms of the same language.
History Scandinavian Influence Standard English Yorkshire dialect Modern Norwegian fistnieveNeve childbairnbarn
General Information Established in 1897 The world's oldest surviving dialect society Main aim: encourage the study and recording of dialect Four meetings each year (all meetings are open to the general public) Worldwide membership
History 1894 Joseph Wright addressed a meeting about a project to prepare and publish an English Dialect Dictionary The committee formed as a result, was to be the nucleus of the Yorkshire Dialect Society
History II 1946: Professor Harold Orton spoke of the urgent need for an English dialect atlas Survey of English Dialects Members of the society took part in this survey 1997: 100th anniversary
“Wheea’s that?” yelled oor missus When Ah waved as a tractor com near. “Whey, it’s Aud Wheeaist,” Ah said, “E's varry wheel knawn aroond here.” “’Ow come thoo knaws him?” she aksed. “Thoo's nivver waved afoor!” Ah says, “Ah dissn’t wave at sthrangers, ma, Aud Wheeaist lives ower t’moor.” Poem – Aud Wheeaist
Further Information Yorkshire Dialect Society → www.ydsociety.org.uk www.ydsociety.org.uk Listening Samples → www.yorkshire-dialect.org www.yorkshire-dialect.org Glossary, Survey, and Examples → www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/#Language www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/#Language Collection of Traditional Poems → www.hyphenologist.co.uk/songs/ydp.htm l www.hyphenologist.co.uk/songs/ydp.htm l
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