David Crystal

Disappearing dialects - or not?

In a recent book, The Disappearing Dictionary, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University, David Crystal tells the remarkable story behind the first English Dialect Dictionary, compiled by Joseph Wright over a century ago. In this talk he describes local Cumbrian words found within, and asks the question: ‘Are they still being used?’ David hopes the audience will provide some answers.


  • The Disappearing Dictionary (Macmillan Print on Demand)
  • Saturday, 8th June
  • 10:00am
  • Main House
  • £13.00


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