A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District (1928) by Walter E. Haigh

A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District was written by Walter Edward Haigh (1856-1931), who had been the Head of the English & History Department at Huddersfield Technical College, and was published in 1928 by Oxford University Press.

The book is noteworthy for containing a foreword by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, who would go on to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien seemingly reached for this glossary whilst looking for words for his works, as a number of words will be oddly familiar.

Please note that Tolkien's foreword is not included in the PDF as it remains under copyright.

Details

  • hardback

Contents

  • Foreword by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Introductory Chapter
    • The Phonetic Spelling of the Dialect Speech
    • The Vocabulary of the Dialect Speech
    • The Pronunciation of the Dialect Speech
  • List of Abbreviations, &c.
  • Aids to the Reading of the Glossary
  • The Glossary
  • Appendix to the Glossary
    • Part I — Additional Words omitted from the Glossary
    • Part II — Supplementary List: Dialect Pronunciation of modern English words
  • List of Subscribers

Copyright Status

Under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the copyright of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works in the United Kingdom expires at the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.

The author, local academic Walter Edward Haigh, died in January 1931 and copyright on his works expired at the end of 2001.

The foreword written by J.R.R. Tolkien is likely protected by copyright until 1 January 2044.

Further Reading

A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District (1928) by Walter E. Haigh

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