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Newfoundland and Labrador English

Sandra Clarke


This volume constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the variety of Canadian English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador, long recognized as linguistically distinct within North America. It provides an accessible introduction to the phonetic, grammatical, lexical and discourse features of contemporary Newfoundland English, along with the speech of the province’s continental portion, Labrador. Newfoundland English is shown to be a generally conservative variety, which has preserved a number of features that have undergone attrition elsewhere. Likewise, the region’s close ties with Britai ... More

Keywords: Canadian English, Newfoundland English, Labrador English, Irish English, West Country English, southwest British English, language change, language attitudes, linguistic variation, Newfoundland English speech samples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748626168
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Clarke, author