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ERIC Number: ED071481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 251
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A Word Geography of the Eastern United States.
Kurath, Hans
This study, based on the "Linguistic Atlas," is concerned with the regional and local vocabulary of the Eastern United States. This geographically restricted vocabulary is in daily use among millions of Americans in all walks of life and characterizes them as New Englanders, Pennsylvanians, West Virginians, Virginians, North Carolinians, or South Carolinians. Three main chapters focus on (1) a perspective of the English spoken in the Eastern United States, including (a) settlement areas and speech areas, (b) national stocks and social classes, (c) cultivated speech, common speech, and folk speech, (d) ranges of the vocabulary, and (e) European sources and American innovations; (2) the speech areas of the Eastern United States, including the Northern area, the Midland area, and the Southern area; and (3) regional and local words in topical arrangement. One hundred and sixty-three isogloss maps are provided with a glossary. (RL)
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48106 ($4.95)
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Identifiers - Location: United States