'Tell her to shut her moof': the role of the lexicon in TH-fronting in Glaswegian

Jane Stuart-Smith, Claire Timmins

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The discovery of TH-fronting, or the use of [f] for /th/ in words such as think and tooth, as a feature in the speech of working class Glaswegian adolescents provoked both academic and general interest when it was reported in 1998.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Power of Words
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics: In Honour of Christian J. Kay
EditorsChristian Kay, Graham Caie, Carole Hough, Irene Wotherspoon
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2006


  • TH-fronting
  • Glaswegian
  • adolescents and vernacular

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