ERIC Number: ED145461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Dialects of American English. Revised Edition.
Reed, Carroll E.
This book examines dialect variations in the United States. Chapter topics include an introduction to dialect study, colonial English, eastern settlement, eastern words, eastern pronunciation, eastern grammar, the westward movement, sectional atlas studies (the Great Lakes, the Upper Middle West, Texas, Colorado and other Rocky Mountain areas, California, and the Pacific Northwest), black English, urban dialects, and the future of United States dialect studies. A selected bibliography and a collection of maps that indicate regional dialect variations are provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Dialect Studies, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Language Usage, Language Variation, North American English, Regional Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Urban Language
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 6l80l (Stock No. 11297, $4.50 non-member, $4.25 member)
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Note: Published by the University of Massachusetts Press