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This review is from: Pitmatic: The Talk of the North East Coalfield (WOR Language) (Paperback)
Pitmatic: The Talk of the North East Coalfield (Wor Language) Bill Griffiths is the undisputed authority on north-east dialects and this book shows his thorough and academic approach to his subject. This is far more than a dictionary of pit language: it is a complete history of the way miners talked both at work and socially. It is as much sociology as linguistics and a most facinating record of a way of life recently gone. Bill Griffiths deserves thanks for preserving this.