Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland English on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).
The book will be available for purchase. The author will also be available to sign copies and there will be light refreshments.
For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.
The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland English
A book for those who come from away and for us livyers.
This work brings together words from indigenous cultures and words spoken and recorded in English from the time of the European discovery of the New Founde Lande in 1497.
The dominant European language became English, imported from the West Country of England and enriched by settlers from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and France. Because settlements were separated from the Mother Country and from each other, in its written and spoken forms the language became a time capsule of unique expressions drawn from everyday life.