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ERIC Number: ED030843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Nov-23
Pages: 119
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A Re-Visitation of Two Communities Represented in the Linguistic Atlas of New England.
Carlson, David R.
A study was undertaken "to determine the extent and nature of change, if any, in the speech of two New England communities" since the fieldwork for the "Linguistic Atlas of New England" (LANE) was completed in 1932. Two rural communities, Granby and Deerfield, Massachusetts, were re-visited in order to interview the same three types of informants as in 1932: "Type I--little formal education, little reading and restricted social contacts; Type II--better formal education (usually high school) and/or wider reading and social contacts; and Type III--superior education (usually college), cultured background, wide reading and/or extensive social contacts." Most of the linguistic patterns investigated were chosen on the basis of differences between the two communities or types of informants in the original survey. Other items investigated were folk pronunciations, terms in danger of extinction, or innovations. Regional phonological variations were also tested. A broad phonetic transcription was used. This report includes short sketches of the informants and the communities, itemized comparisions of LANE and survey responses, and observations. The questionnaire used and a compilation of the 1965 responses are appended. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (JD)
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