English regional dialect lexis in the names and occupations of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds: a reassessment of the relationship between names and dialects
AffiliationUniversity of the West of England
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AbstractA 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.
CitationParkin, 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, pp. 24–37.
JournalDialectologia et Geolinguistica
DescriptionOriginally published in the journal Dialectologia et Geolinguistica Vol. 23 / No. 1 / 2015 / pp. 24-37 / DOI: 10.1515/dialect-2015-0002 The original publication is available at https://doi.org/10.1515/dialect-2015-0002
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