In this course we will investigate the linguistics of the varieties spoken in the North (East) of England. Focus will be on the historical development and present - day use of its vocabulary,
phonetics and phonology and grammar. We will learn how to classify Northern Englishes within the ecology of British dialects. We will also consider attitudes and stereotypes towards Northern varieties as well as their use as a linguistic badge of pride. The course includes hands - on analysis on the basis of different types of spoken and written data.