Yorkshire Dialect Society

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Founded in 1897, although it had its roots in a committee formed in 1894 to assists Joseph Wright in the compilation of his English Dialect Dictionary. Since its inception, the Society has acted as a focus for dialect studies in the area, prompting research, encouraging the writing of dialect verse and prose, sponsoring lectures and meetings, and publishing. Its annual Transactions was launched in 1898 and is still being published.

W. J. Halliday, The Yorkshire Dialect Society: History and Aims (c.1942);Peter Anderson, Yorkshire at Work: a Selection of Articles Reprinted from the Yorkshire Dialect Society (1980).

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