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What you mean, laa? Scouse - dialect or accent?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Liverpool English, also known as Scouse, is an easily distinguishable accent, but whether or not it contains enough regionally specific grammar and vocabulary to be considered its own dialect is another matter. This Bachelor’s thesis set out to investigate this using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods on data consisting of informal interviews found on the website Youtube with people from Liverpool. These videos were selected based on the assumption that people with discernible accents are most likely to also speak with a dialect. The results of the research showed that discerning whether or not Scouse is a dialect is not as straightforward as it would seem. Depending on the judgment of how many regional features are enough, the conclusion of this project was that the appearance of any items is sufficient to claim that Scouse is indeed a dialect.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
Dialect, accent, Liverpool English, Standard English, RP, Sociolinguistics, phonetics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16921OAI: diva2:480533
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2012-01-13, 16:09 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-01-19 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved

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