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Dictionary of Newfoundland & Labrador
by Ron Young

Dictionary of Newfoundland & Labrador by  Ron Young

383 pages, b&w illustrations & photos

Price: CDN$19.95


Book Description
It has taken a decade to compile this incredible collection of language and folklore. This unique reference book combines definitions with illustrations, pronunciations and clever turns of phrases that reflect the colour and rhythm of the style of English commonly used in this province. The author, Ron Young, designed this to be much more than a dictionary ­ it is a guide to understanding the language and the people of Englandıs oldest colony. In total the Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador contains all this and more:
  • 3,496 words, meanings, pronunciations and possible origins
  • 564 sayings and expressions
  • a guide to celebrations, customs and holidays
  • folklore, including local cures and omens
  • weatherlore
  • the story behind the discovery and settlement of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 72 articles describing the traditional way of life
  • a brief history of 101 places in the province,including pronunciations of their colourful names

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