English in the Southern United States

English in the Southern United States

by Stephen J. Nagle
     
 

2003 overview of the foundations of and research on language variation in southern United States.See more details below

Overview

2003 overview of the foundations of and research on language variation in southern United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521172639
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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 US 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 Bernstein; 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; 12. Features and uses of southern style Barbara Johnstone.

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