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English regional dialect lexis in the names and occupations of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds: A reassessment of the relationship between names and dialects

Parkin, Harry

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Harry Parkin harry.parkin@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

A number of surname-based studies have presented a relationship between medieval regional dialect lexis and the distribution of associated modern-day surnames. However, by carrying out localised research, it appears that the two might not be so closely linked as previously thought, with discrepancies in the distribution of regionally specific names and equivalent occupational descriptions. As a result, there seems to be a need to reconsider the connection between regional lexicons and corresponding name stocks, which may have been less closely related, at a period of non-hereditary by-naming, than current knowledge suggests.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Dialectologia et Geolinguistica
Print ISSN 0942-4040
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 1
Pages 24-37
APA6 Citation Parkin, H. (2015). English regional dialect lexis in the names and occupations of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds: A reassessment of the relationship between names and dialects. Dialectologia et Geolinguistica, 23(1), 24-37. https://doi.org/10.1515/dialect-2015-0002
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/dialect-2015-0002
Keywords names, naming, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, dialects
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/dialect-2015-0002

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