Traditional Newfoundland English

Russell A. Bragg

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ISBN: 9781771085144

Traditional Newfoundland English

The First English Language of North America

  Author:   Russell A. Bragg    

The rich heritage of Newfoundland English, influenced by the dialects of the English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants to the province, receives well-deserved attention in this well-crafted dictionary. author R. A. Bragg aims to elevate Newfoundland English from being thought of as mere slang or accent to a standardized language, and to preserve the heritage of North America’s first English language for the future.

This dictionary offers both Newfy to English and English to Newfy translations with 1,500 fully annotated entries. The dictionary is completed by usage and pronunciation guides that present a regularized language structure, as well as three maps. As this dictionary shows, traditional Newfy talk is unique, relevant, and altogether “wunnerfo.”

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771085144
Item NB1345
Published onJuly 24 2017
Language eng
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 4.75(in)
Shipping weight191(g)
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A sixth-generation descendant of southwest Newfoundland, Russell A. Bragg, BA, BEd, MA (Linguistics), National Marshall McLuhan Fellow, claims Suffolk, West Country, Scots Argyll, Channel Islands, and Bay St. George Mi'kmaw ancestry. A graduate thesis on Mi'kmaw, and introductions to Rev. Dr. Silas T. Rand?s Dictionary of the Language of the Micmac Indians and Jeremiah S. Clark?s Micmac Dictionary preceded this book. Russell lives in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.