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West Midlands EnglishBirmingham and the Black Country$
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Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641697

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.001.0001

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(p.72) 3 Grammar
West Midlands English

Urszula Clark

Esther Asprey

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the grammar of Birmingham and the Black Country. Topics covered include numerals and determiners; nouns; pronouns; adjectives and adverbs; prepositions; conjunctions; main verb systems; and aspect and mood. The chapter concludes that while Birmingham and Black Country grammar is not immune to contact with other varieties, it does, however preserve some very distinctive local structures across the generations.

Keywords:   Birmingham, Black Country, numerals, determiners, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, verbs

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