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Any native speakers of Belfast English? [Language Survey]

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Hi!

I am a graduate student in Linguistics, and I am currently conducting a small pilot study on the acceptability/naturalness of certain sentences in Irish (more specifically, Belfast) English. I was wondering if anyone here is a native speaker of this dialect (or knows someone who is!).

The study involves a short online survey (5-10 minutes) in which you are asked to rate the naturalness of certain English sentences.

If you're interested, and a native speaker of an Irish English, please consider taking a look at it! I'd really appreciate the help.

Thanks!

EDIT: A big thank-you to everyone who responded!

1 year ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Breandan2014
Breandan2014
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Having done the survey, as a native Belfast speaker I have to say there wasn't much that I would call typical Belfast usage in there. Where did you get your sample questions? There is a big difference between working class Belfast usage and middle and upper class usage. Don't get sucked in to the middle class take on real Belfast usage, things like ' sticking out ' or ' hey big man' I have never heard anyone saying these phrases in real life except in adverts for beer etc made by middle class prats who think they sound like Belfast working class speech.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EavanM

I have some online friends/acquaintances from Northern Ireland. Would you like me to share it with them?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wuglein
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Would you? That would be great!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gary.g.mur

Belfast English isn't really a dialect. I live in Belfast and grew up near by, if you post thing like I'd happily give it a look.

1 year ago