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Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue / Edition 1
     

Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue / Edition 1

by Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling-Estes
 

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ISBN-10: 0807846260

ISBN-13: 9780807846261

Pub. Date: 04/07/1997

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They trace its development, identify the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax that make it unique,

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As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They trace its development, identify the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax that make it unique, and even provide a glossary and quiz to enhance the reader's knowledge of 'Ocracokisms.' In the process, they offer an intriguing look at the role language plays in a culture's efforts to define and maintain itself. But Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks is more than a linguistic study. Based on extensive interviews with more than seventy Ocracoke residents of all ages and illustrated with captivating photographs by Ann Ehringhaus and Herman Lankford, the book offers valuable insight on what makes Ocracoke special. In short, by tracing the history of island speech, the authors succeed in opening a window on the history of the islanders themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846261
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/07/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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