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ERIC Number: ED475740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 254
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-521-82264-5
English in the Southern United States. Studies in English Language.
Nagle, Stephen J., Ed.; Sanders, Sara L., Ed.
This collection of papers provides a broad overview of the foundations of, and current research on, language variation in the southern United States, exploring historical and cultural elements, iconic contemporary features, and current changes in progress. The 12 papers are: (1) "The Origins of Southern American English" (John Algeo); (2) "Shakespeare in the Coves and Hollows? Toward a History of Southern English" (Edgar Schneider); (3) "Eight Grammatical Features of Southern U.S. Speech Present in Early Modern London Prison Narratives" (Laura Wright); (4) "The Shared Ancestry of African-American and American White Southern Englishes: Some Speculations Dictated by History" (Salikoko Mufwene); (5) "The Complex Grammatical History of African-American and White Vernaculars in the South" (Patricia Cukor-Avila); (6) "Grammatical Features of Southern Speech: `Yall, Might, Could, and Fixin to'" (Cynthia Bernsetin); (7) "Sounding Southern: A Look at the Phonology of English in the South" (George Dorrill); (8) "Vowel Shifting in the Southern States" (Crawford Feagin); (9) "Enclave Dialect Communities in the South" (Walt Wolfram); (10) "Urbanization and the Evolution of Southern American English" (Jan Tillery and Guy Bailey); (11) "The Englishes of Southern Louisiana" (Connie Eble); and (12) "Features and Uses of Southern Style" (Barbara Johnstone). (Contains approximately 600 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana