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Adam Mearns

Adam Mearns is a Research Associate for the Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (DECTE).

Articles by Adam Mearns


Canny lads and radgie gadgies

Newcastle

And they’re like ‘what does canny mean?’ With this complaint, a 20-year-old from Gateshead whose data is recorded in the new Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (DECTE) explains that on occasion some of her fellow students, who weren’t fortunate enough to grow up in the North East, just don’t get what she’s talking about. […]

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