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This article is about the Geordie dialect of north-east England. The term ‘Geordie’ is taken to be synonomous with ‘Tyneside English’, that is, the variety (or varieties) of English spoken in the Tyneside conurbation in north-east England. Thus it includes the speech of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. Varieties spoken outside of this area in Northumberland, Wearside and north Durham are not included in this definition, though they share many similarities with Geordie, and the term can be and has been applied to them too, though this is not uncontentious.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Jan 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Geordie
  • Tyneside
  • traditional dialect
  • modern dialect
  • dialect levelling


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