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The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary


18:45 - 19:45

York Explore Library


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The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

Join Alexandra Medcalf, Archivist on the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project at the Borthwick Institute, as she unveils some of her discoveries!

Date: 19 February 2019
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6.15pm-7.45pm
Tutor: Alexandra Medcalf
Cost: £6, or £5 with a YorkCard

This talk will use the lexis of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary to discuss the significance of historic language; to explore Yorkshire's forgotten or misplaced historic words; and to consider how remembering them can lead to a greater appreciation of our heritage, communities and landscapes.

The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project began in November 2017, thanks to funding from the Marc Fitch Fund. Using the work of Dr George Redmonds, in partnership with the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and in commemoration of Dr David Hey, the project seeks to create a record of Yorkshire's historic language, from the medieval period to the present day.




Anyone with a love of words and language, or who is interested in the Yorkshire dialect in particular.

A greater understanding of the development of the Yorkshire dialect from the medieval period to the present day.

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