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WRIGHT, Joseph.

Title The English Dialect Grammar comprising the dialects of England, of the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and of those parts of Scotland, Ireland & Wales where English is habitually spoken.
Publisher Oxford etc. Henry Frowde
Date 1905
Book ID 37303
First Edition  


Usual maroon buckram, 8vo., xxiii[i]+696pp, spine lettered gilt. Spine head nicked, edges a little rubbed, very slightly shaken. Despite light signs of age and wear, clean and tight inside, a good copy. Eminent self-taught philologist Joseph Wright, established the scientific study of dialect in Britain. He was was an important early influence on J. R. R. Tolkien and much admired by Virginia Woolf. Along with many grammars and other works on early English, Wright’s greatest achievement was the six-volume English Dialect Dictionary which has not yet been superseded.
Price: £25.00

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