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The third installment in the landmark LAVIS (Language Variety in the South) series, New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches brings together essays devoted to the careful examination and elucidation of the rich linguistic diversity of the American South, updating and broadening the work of the earlier volumes by more fully capturing the multifaceted configuration of languages and dialects in the South.
 
Beginning with an introduction to American Indian languages of the Southeast, five fascinating essays discuss indigenous languages, including Caddo, Ofo, and Timucua, and evidence for the connection between the Pre-Columbian Southeast and the Caribbean.
 
Five essays explore the earlier Englishes of the South, covering topics such as the eighteenth century as the key period in the differentiation of Southern American English and the use of new quantitative methods to trace the transfer of linguistic features from England to America. They examine a range of linguistic resources, such as plantation overseers’ writings, modern blues lyrics, linguistic databases, and lexical and locutional compilations that reveal the region’s distinctive dialectal traditions.
 
New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches widens the scope of inquiry into the linguistic influences of the African diaspora as evidenced in primary sources and records. A comprehensive essay redefines the varieties of French in Louisiana, tracing the pathway from Colonial Louisiana to the emergence of Plantation Society French in a diglossic relationship with Louisiana Creole. A further essay maps the shift from French to English in family documents.
 
An assortment of essays on English in the contemporary South touch on an array of compelling topics from discourse strategies to dialectal emblems of identity to stereotypes in popular perception.
 
Essays about recent Latino immigrants to the South bring the collection into the twenty-first century, taking into account the dramatic increase in the population of Spanish speakers and illuminating the purported role of “Spanglish,” the bilingual lives of Spanish-speaking Latinos in Mississippi, and the existence of regional Spanish dialectal diversity.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I. Historical Approaches
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. Indigenous Languages
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 2. American Indian Languages of the Southeast: An Introduction
  2. Pamela Munro
  3. pp. 21-42
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  1. 3. A Profile of the Caddo Language
  2. Wallace Chafe
  3. pp. 43-51
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  1. 4. The Ofo Language of Louisiana: Recovery of Grammar and Typology
  2. Robert L. Rankin
  3. pp. 52-71
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  1. 5. Timucua -ta: Muskogean Parallels
  2. George Aaron Broadwell
  3. pp. 72-81
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  1. 6. Pre-Columbian Links to the Caribbean: Evidence Connecting Cusabo to Taíno
  2. Blair A. Rudes
  3. pp. 82-94
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  1. Early Englishes of the South
  2. pp. 95-96
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  1. 7. The Crucial Century for English in the American South
  2. Michael B. Montgomery
  3. pp. 97-117
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  1. 8. Southern American English in Perspective: A Quantitative Comparison with Other English and American Dialects
  2. Robert Shackleton
  3. pp. 118-148
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  1. 9. Some Developments in Southern American English Grammar
  2. Jan Tillery
  3. pp. 149-165
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  1. 10. Francis Lieber’s Americanisms as an Early Source on Southern Speech
  2. Stuart Davis
  3. pp. 166-181
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  1. 11. Earlier Southern Englishes in Black and White
  2. Edgar W. Schneider
  3. pp. 182-200
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  1. The African Diaspora
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  1. 12. Some Early Creole-Like Data from Slave Speakers: The Island of St. Helena, 1695–1711
  2. Laura Wright
  3. pp. 203-218
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  1. 13. Regional Variation in Nineteenth-Century African American English
  2. Gerard Van Herk
  3. pp. 219-232
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  1. 14. Prima Facie Evidence for the Persistence of Creole Features in African American English and Evidence for Residual Creole
  2. David Sutcliffe
  3. pp. 233-253
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  1. 15. The Linguistic Status of Gullah-Geechee: Divergent Phonological Processes
  2. Thomas B. Klein
  3. pp. 254-264
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  1. Earlier French of the Gulf South
  2. pp. 265-266
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  1. 16. French Dialects of Louisiana: A Revised Typology
  2. Michael D. Picone
  3. pp. 267-287
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  1. 17. From French to English in Louisiana: The Prudhomme Family’s Story
  2. Connie C. Eble
  3. pp. 288-296
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  1. Part II. Contemporary Approaches
  2. pp. 297-298
  1. Across the South
  2. pp. 299-300
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  1. 18. The South in DARE Revisited
  2. Joan Houston Hall and Luanne von Schneidemesser
  3. pp. 301-310
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  1. 19. The South: Still Different
  2. Dennis R. Preston
  3. pp. 311-326
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  1. 20. Demography as Destiny? Population Change and the Future of Southern American English
  2. Guy Bailey
  3. pp. 327-350
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  1. English in the Contemporary South: Persistence and Change
  2. pp. 351-352
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  1. 21. A Century of Sound Change in Alabama
  2. Crawford Feagin
  3. pp. 353-368
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  1. 22. Various Variation Aggregates in the LAMSAS South
  2. John Nerbonne
  3. pp. 369-382
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  1. 23. The Persistence of Dialect Features
  2. Sylvie Dubois and Barbara Horvath
  3. pp. 383-396
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  1. English in the Contemporary South: Discourse Approaches
  2. pp. 397-398
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  1. 24. Southern Storytelling: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  2. Catherine Evans Davies
  3. pp. 399-421
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  1. 25. The Southernand Southwestern DiscourseStyles of Two Texas Women
  2. Judith M. Bean
  3. pp. 422-432
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  1. 26. We Ain’t Done Yet: Dialect Depiction and Language Ideology
  2. Rachel Shuttlesworth Thompson
  3. pp. 433-446
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  1. English in the Contemporary South: African American Language Issues
  2. pp. 447-448
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  1. 27. Race, Racialism, and the Study of Language Evolution in America
  2. Salikoko Mufwene
  3. pp. 449-474
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  1. 28. The Language of Black Women in the Smoky Mountain Region of Appalachia
  2. Christine Mallinson and Becky Childs
  3. pp. 475-491
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  1. 29. The Sound Symbolism of Self in Innovative Naming Practices in an African American Community
  2. Janis B. Nuckolls and Linda Beito
  3. pp. 492-504
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  1. English in the Contemporary South: Black and White Speech and the Complexities of Relationship
  2. pp. 505-506
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  1. 30. An Experiment on Cues Used for Identification of Voices as African American or European American
  2. Erik R. Thomas and Jeffrey Reaser
  3. pp. 507-522
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  1. 31. What We Hear and What It Expresses: The Perception and Meaning of Vowel Differences among Dialects
  2. Valerie Fridland and Kathryn Bartlett
  3. pp. 523-535
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  1. 32. A Quantitative Acoustic Approach to /ai/ Glide-Weakening among Detroit African American and Appalachian White Southern Migrants
  2. Bridget L. Anderson
  3. pp. 536-550
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  1. 33. The Spread of the cot/caught Merger in the Speech of Memphians: An Ethnolinguistic Marker?
  2. Valerie Fridland
  3. pp. 551-564
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  1. 34. Phonological Variation in Louisiana ASL: An Exploratory Study
  2. Robert Bayley and Ceil Lucas
  3. pp. 565-580
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  1. English in the Contemporary South:Language and Identity
  2. pp. 581-582
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  1. 35. Constructing Identity: The Use of a-Prefixing and Nonstandard Past Tense in Narration to Create a Community Voice
  2. Allison Burkette
  3. pp. 583-590
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  1. 36. Negotiating Linguistic Capital in Economic Decline: Dialect Change in Mill Villager and Farmer Speech
  2. Lisa D. McNair
  3. pp. 591-608
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  1. 37. Lexical Features of Jewish English in the Southern United States
  2. Cynthia Bernstein
  3. pp. 609-624
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  1. Louisiana French
  2. pp. 625-626
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  1. 38. Beyond Cajun: Toward an Expanded View of Regional French in Louisiana
  2. Thomas A. Klingler
  3. pp. 627-640
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  1. 39. Whither Cajun French: Language Persistence and Dialectal Upsurges
  2. Sylvie Dubois
  3. pp. 641-654
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  1. Latino Language Issues
  2. pp. 655-656
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  1. 40. Is “Spanglish” the Third Language of the South? Truth and Fantasy about US Spanish
  2. John M. Lipski
  3. pp. 657-677
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  1. 41. Language Acquisition and Social Integration of Hispanics in Northeast Mississippi
  2. Patricia Manning Lestrade
  3. pp. 678-695
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  1. 42. Puerto Rican Spanish in South Texas: Variation in Subject Personal Pronouns
  2. Carlos Martin Vélez Salas, Belinda Treviño Schouten, Norma Cárdenas, and Robert Bayley
  3. pp. 696-712
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  1. Language in the Southand the Public Interest
  2. pp. 713-714
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  1. 43. Stylization, Aging, and Cultural Competence: Why Health Care in the South Needs Linguistics
  2. Boyd Davis and Dena Shenk
  3. pp. 715-730
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  1. 44. Sociolinguistic Engagement in Community Perspective
  2. Walt Wolfram
  3. pp. 731-747
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  1. Conclusion: Perspectives, Achievements, and Remaining Challenges
  2. Walt Wolfram
  3. pp. 748-770
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 771-772
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 773-813
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817387365
Related ISBN
9780817318154
MARC Record
OCLC
904249458
Pages
824
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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