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Shakespeare and Warwickshire Dialect Claims

Barber, Ros. 2018. Shakespeare and Warwickshire Dialect Claims. Notes and Queries, ISSN 0029-3970 [Article] (In Press)

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Long-standing claims that Shakespeare used Warwickshire dialect words and phrases have been shown to be false. This article addresses four additional claims made by Jonathan Bate in a live debate on 21 September 2017: keech, cradlecloth, dowle and dey.

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Shakespeare, Warwickshire, dialect

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature


31 July 2018Accepted
31 December 2018Published

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Date Deposited:

01 Aug 2018 11:49

Last Modified:

01 Aug 2018 11:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23940

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