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No good news for Dictionary of American Regional English

This news article was published recently on the Dictionary of American Regional English.  Unfortunately, if they don’t find some funding soon, they will be forced to close up shop, a sad reality many in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences … Continue reading

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Another handwriting query!

This particular word has shown up on several cards and we cannot figure it out. The headword here is ‘swat’ (top left corner) and the editors have indicated that the citation is withdrawn by writing ‘Withdraw?’ in the top right … Continue reading

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Handwriting Query

Here’s another handwriting query from the DNE files. The word we cannot decipher is right after the =. It may be an Inuit word meaning ‘ice hole’ but we can’t quite figure it out. We have figured out that it … Continue reading

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First phase of digitization is complete!

Today marks the end of the first phase of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English Word-file Digitization Project. David Browne, one of this semester’s MUCEP students, digitized the very last card this morning. The last card digitized was for Tyfoy (Typhoid) … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. William J. Kirwin!

Today is the 90th birthday of DNE editor, Regional Language Studies…Newfoundland creator and long-time editor, brilliant scholar, colleague and gentleman Dr. William J. Kirwin. There are few researchers who have shown the dedication and drive that Dr. Kirwin has shown … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to the DNE!

On November 13, 2014, the DNE celebrated its 32nd anniversary. On that date, ELRC Centre Manager Suzanne Power was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Morning Show in both St. John’s and Central Newfoundland. The DNE Word-file Digitization Project is moving along … Continue reading

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Handwriting queries in the DNE collection

Here it is folks! The first in our series of posts to help decipher handwriting in the word-file collection for the DNE. We came across this file just this morning in the S withdrawn files. What we have been able … Continue reading

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