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Author Davey, William J., 1944- compiler, editor

Title Dictionary of Cape Breton English / William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Contents Cover ; Copyright page ; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Scope of the Dictionary; Collection; Selection: Evidence and Distinctiveness; Semantic Domains of the Terms Defined; Presentation of Dictionary Entries; Headnote; Definition; Citations; Dictionary List; Language Notes; Intended Audience; Abbreviations; Abbreviations of Dictionaries Cited in the Dictionary of Cape Breton English; Abbreviations Used in the Dictionary of Cape Breton English; Pronunciation Guide; Settlement History of Cape Breton Island; DICTIONARY OF CAPE BRETON ENGLISH; Works Consulted
Summary "Biff and whiff, baker's fog and lu'sknikn, pie social and milling frolic--these are just a few examples of the distinctive language of Cape Breton Island, where a puck is a forceful blow and a Cape Breton pork pie is filled with dates, not pork. The first regional dictionary devoted to the island's linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island's rich vocabulary. Dictionary entries include supporting quotations culled from the editors' extensive interviews with Cape Bretoners and considerable study of regional variation, as well as definitions, selected pronunciations, parts of speech, variant forms, related words, sources, and notes, giving the reader in-depth information on every aspect of Cape Breton culture."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 5, 2016)
Subject Canadianisms -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Dialects -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
English language -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Dictionaries.
Popular culture -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- Dictionaries.
Cape Breton Island (N.S.) -- Languages -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Controlled vocabularies.
Form Electronic book
Author MacKinnon, Richard Paul, 1957- compiler, editor
ISBN 1442669497 (electronic bk.)
9781442669499 (electronic bk.)