Language Variety in the South Revisited

Language Variety in the South Revisited

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Top linguists from diverse fields address language varieties in the South. Language Variety in the South Revisited is a comprehensive collection of new research on southern United States English by foremost scholars of regional language variation. Like its predecessor, Language Variety in the South: Perspectives in Black and White (The University of Alabama Press, 1986), this book includes current research into African American vernacular English, but it greatly expands the scope of investigation and offers an extensive assessment of the field. The volume encompasses studies of contact involving African and European languages; analysis of discourse, pragmatic, lexical, phonological, and syntactic features; and evaluations of methods of collecting and examining data. The 38 essays not only offer a wealth of information about southern language varieties but also serve as models for regional linguistic investigation.Figure 3 shows the vowel system of Monty Oa#39;Neil, a shrimp-boat captain from Wanchese, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, interviewed in 1969 at the age of 31. As in all of the diagrams to follow, this is a display of the formant positions ofanbsp;...

Title:Language Variety in the South Revisited
Author:Cynthia Bernstein, Thomas Nunnally, Robin Sabino
Publisher:University of Alabama Press - 2014-01-22


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