Northumbrian Language Society


The Society tries to maintain a list of publications in and about Northumbrian Dialect.

The Society in recent years has tried to maintain and update a  bibliography,  following in the footsteps of the English Dialect Society,  In 1877 they published  Bibiographical list of works known to be in dialect for each county.  You can read a copy here.

Oliver Heslop’s ‘Bibliographical List of Works Illustrative of the Dialect of Northumberland’ was published in 1896.  Following the example set by the English Dialect Dictionary.

The NLS has also maintained a bibliography, built on the Heslop work.  At present, much of it is still in manuscript form, but will be available on line here as soon as we have a digital version.