Tyneside English

  title={Tyneside English},
  author={Dominic Watt},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={267 - 271}
  • Dominic Watt
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • History
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Tyneside English (TE) is spoken in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city of around 260,000 inhabitants in the far north of England, and in the conurbation stretching east and south of Newcastle along the valley of the River Tyne as far as the North Sea. The total population of this conurbation, which also subsumes Gateshead, Jarrow, North and South Shields, Whitley Bay, and Tynemouth, exceeds 800,000. The transcription is based on the speech of a 24-year old speaker who has lived all of her life in the… 
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