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A collection of the total range of scholarly and popular writing on English as spoken from Maryland to Texas and from Kentucky to Florida

The only book-length bibliography on the speech of the American South, this volume focuses on the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, naming practices, word play, and other aspects of language that have interested researchers and writers for two centuries. Compiled here are the works of linguists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and educators, as well as popular commentators.

With over 3,800 entries, this invaluable resource is a testament to the significance of Southern speech, long recognized as a distinguishing feature of the South, and the abiding interest of Southerners in their speech as a mark of their identity. The entries encompass Southern dialects in all their distinctive varieties—from Appalachian to African American, and sea islander to urbanite.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1. General Studies
  2. pp. 1-105
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  1. 2. Historical and Creole Studies
  2. pp. 106-162
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  1. 3. Lexical Studies
  2. pp. 163-215
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  1. 4. Phonetics and Phonology
  2. pp. 216-264
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  1. 5. Morphology and Syntax
  2. pp. 265-297
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  1. 6. Place Name Studies
  2. pp. 298-351
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  1. 7. Personal and Miscellaneous Name Studies
  2. pp. 352-370
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  1. 8. Figurative Language, Exaggerations, and Word-Play
  2. pp. 371-377
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  1. 9. Literary Dialect
  2. pp. 378-395
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  1. 10. Language Attitudes and Speech Perception
  2. pp. 396-407
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  1. 11. Speech Act and Style
  2. pp. 408-414
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  1. 12. Bibliographies
  2. pp. 415-418
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 419-444
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817392277
Related ISBN
9780817304485
MARC Record
OCLC
1053905164
Pages
462
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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