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ScouseA Social and Cultural History$
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Tony Crowley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318399

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317781

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What is ‘Scouse’? Historical and theoretical issues

What is ‘Scouse’? Historical and theoretical issues

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(p.87) 5 What is ‘Scouse’? Historical and theoretical issues
Source:
Scouse
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317781.006

This chapter addresses the issue of Scouse in two perspectives, historical and theoretical. It begins by showing how the language of Liverpool is classified in different ways. It then considers the difficulties that surround the concept of Scouse. The chapter also proposes a different way of conceptualizing Scouse altogether, one that avoids linguistic essentialism or essentialist definitions that linguists have traditionally produced in relation to dialects.

Keywords:   Scouse, language, linguistic essentialism, essentialist, linguists, dialects

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