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Northern English is a group of dialects of the English language. It includes Northumbrian, which is more similar in some respects to Scots. Among the other dialects are Cumbrian, Tyke (Yorkshire dialect) and Scouse. Northern English shows Viking influence because the area was all north of the Danelaw. Norwegian has had a greater impact on most northern dialects than Danish, but the East Riding of Yorkshire has been influenced more by Danish. There are also Irish influences on accents at Liverpool, Birkenhead and Middlesbrough. Northern English is one of the major groupings of British English, which also goes for East Anglian English, Midlands English and Southern English. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian or Anglo-Saxon kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the earldom which succeeded the kingdom. ... Scots refers to the Anglic varieties spoken in parts of Scotland. ... Gold: Danelaw The Danelaw, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles also known as the Danelagh, (Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a name given to a part of Great Britain, now northern and eastern England, in which the laws of the Danes[1] held predominance over those of the Anglo... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ... East Anglia - the easternmost area of England - was probably home to the first-ever form of language which can be called English. ... Midlands English is a group of dialects of the English language. ... The Southern English dialects are those dialects of English English spoken in southern England. ...

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In some areas, it can be noticed that dialects and phrases can vary greatly within regions too. For example, the Lancashire dialect has many sub-dialects and varies noticeably from town to town. Even within as little as 5 miles there can be an identifiable change in accent. The Yorkshire Dialect Society has always separated West Riding dialect from that in the North and East ridings. Not to be confused with the Celtic Cumbric language Cumbria, in the extreme North West of England, is by no means unique in having a traditional local dialect, but the isolation of the area and its rich history mean that this is perhaps one of the most interesting rural dialects... This article is about the people and dialect of Tyneside. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Tyneside is a conurbation in northern England, covering part of the area of Tyne and Wear. ... Lancashire Dialect and Accent refers to the vernacular speech in the historic county of Lancashire excluding that of Liverpool. ... Look up Mackem in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... This is about the city of Sunderland in England. ... Pitmatic (originally pitmatical) is a dialect of English used in the counties of Northumberland and Durham. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ... This article is about the accent. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Further reading

  • Katie Wales (2006). Northern English: A Social and Cultural History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521861071. 

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