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The Geordie shore - dialectal features


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Despot, Ana. (2018). The Geordie shore - dialectal features. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Josipović Smojver, Višnja].

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Even though it may not be the most well-known of the English dialects, the Geordie or the Tyneside English of the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is without doubt one of the most well-preserved and impermeable dialects of north-eastern England. The aim of this thesis is to examine the rate of possible dialect-levelling based on the data analysis from a famous British reality show The Geordie Shore. The first part of the thesis consists of the necessary theoretical survey of the history, origins, social background and historical dialect continuum of Geordie that all influenced the Geordie dialect and its development and evolution throughout the years. The second part of the thesis contains empirical qualitative research of the Geordie features based on the speech of the five young adults featured in the reality show under consideration. This analysis will provide information about possible dialect-levelling on one hand and dialect retention on the other hand. Comparing the traditional dialect description and the most common linguistic features of the speech of the younger generations of speakers in their authentic and genuine conversations will serve as guidelines in establishing whether the dialect has changed significantly over the years.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geordie dialect, Newcastle, Standard English, linguistic features, dialect-levelling
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Josipović Smojver, Višnja
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 13:14

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