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Lancashire dialect

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1/04/06 → …

In this project I aim to investigate what makes the Lancashire dialect distinct from other dialects in the UK. While dialectologists have traditionally concerned themselves almost exclusively with accent and vocabulary, I focus on grammar.

The question I am particularly interested in is twofold:

(i) how can grammatical variation and change in dialects be accounted for by linguistic theory, and

(ii) in what ways does this variation lead to new theoretical insights?