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ERIC Number: ED140627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 23
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Regional and General Speech Patterns of Factory Workers.
Tway, Patricia
A china factory in Pennsylvania was the setting for a study of the characteristics of the factory, its workers, and the community. Specifically, the speech of 151 informants, representing 12 1/2% of the plant population, was analyzed for both careful and casual speech, in order to focus on lexical and grammatical forms which reflect regional and local usage, as well as general linguistic phenomena, such as analogical creation, folk etymology, and changes in pronunciation. Data were collected by means of a reading (for careful speech) and interviews (for informal speech). (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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