northernism

northernism

(ˈnɔːðənˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a mannerism or phrase considered typical of northerners
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the character or views, esp political views, of the northern part of a given country
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And was the pronunciation of which with a strongly aspirated onset, for instance, a northernism to be stigmatized or a spelling pronunciation to be praised (225-6)?
The Northernisms in the Reeve's Tale are shown to articulate with the Reeve's own sporadic Norfolkisms; Machan makes a series of suggestive comments here, though (perhaps necessarily) the final verdict on their function is rather inconclusive.