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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Mar 2010, 15:52

Frustrating you say? I wound up marrying the typist ( It was cheaper at the time for those thousands of op-cit and ibids). =Peter=
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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby morella » 01 Apr 2010, 06:58

Well, that could be an idea...;)
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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby seabreezes1 » 01 Apr 2010, 12:56

No Scottish connections, but here's an anecdote that you might find interesting and helpful in your own research. The families of my Gloucester MA community of Sicilians mostly immigrated around 1900. However, even at that time, and since then, there have been Italians from other towns and regions. Many, especially from the Palermo region, go back to visit. When they do, the native Sicilians recognize the "Gloucester Dialect" of their language.
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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby morella » 12 Apr 2010, 19:04

This is very interesting, thank you. Also, what do they 'recognize' exactly: a Sicilian dialect influenced by English or some sort of 'supra-dialect' - i.e. a blend of all the different Italian dialects that are spoken in the area. I think the subject would be worth a separate research project!
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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby PeterTimber » 12 Apr 2010, 22:37

Morella it the flat A's that were part of the English colonists from SW England who settled in Boston so that CAR is pronounced CAAH.

Now add that to a sicilian word or idiomatic expression using the flat A and VOILA! you have the Gloucester accent. =Peter=
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Re: Postgraduate students seeks help with dissertation

Postby morella » 13 Apr 2010, 07:27

Thanks :)
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