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International Journal of English Studies (IJES)
EDD Online, the online version of Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, was completed by a project team at the University of Innsbruck in 2019. The sophisticated search-engine of the new interface 3.0 reveals the multi-faceted role of semantics in dialect words. Its complexity is due to both the fuzziness of lexical forms and the ambiguity of their meanings. This paper, beyond the theory-biased "complexity debate", supports the opinion that traditional regional dialects, qua low-contactdoi:10.6018/ijes.403481 fatcat:kmhma53f25dvplqqeog3mhgpum