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 Takeda, 2002: A Study of Dialect Levelling in Some Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire Documents

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PostSubject: Takeda, 2002: A Study of Dialect Levelling in Some Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire Documents   Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:24 pm

Over a decade ago, linguist Reiko Takeda wrote this paper for her doctorate degree at the University of Leeds.  I think the arguments made by it (namely, that dialect levelling had more to do with creating Early Modern English than did chancery documents) are fairly sound.

Here's the U of Leeds website wherein I found the paper:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125154/leeds_working_papers_in_linguistics_and_phonetics/1947/volume_9_2002

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