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Language and Dialect Contact in Ireland – The Phonological Origins of Mid-Ulster English - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Language and Dialect Contact in Ireland: The Phonological Origins of Mid-Ulster English

Warren Maguire


This book presents an investigation into the phonological origins of Mid-Ulster English (MUE), one of the primary dialects of English in Ireland. Specifically it is an analysis of the development of the segmental phonology of the dialect and the input to this from English, Scots and Irish. Like other varieties of Irish English, MUE is an extra-territorial, new dialect of English, albeit one which has a history of over 400 years, making it one of the oldest ‘new’ dialects of the language. It developed in a context of contact between English, Scots and Irish in Ulster, the northernmost province ... More

Keywords: Mid-Ulster English, Irish English, Irish, Scots, Plantation of Ulster, New dialect formation, Historical phonology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474452908
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warren Maguire, author
University of Edinburgh

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