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"Presents a comparison of data collected by the author in 1990 with data collected in the 1930s as part of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States project (LAMSAS), and is concerned with lexical change within the fields of dialectology and sociolinguistics, as well as historical and anthropological linguistics to a lesser extent. . . . This carefully conducted study is an important contribution to the study of lexical variation and change. I strongly recommend this book as essential reading."
—Eduardo Faingold, Canadian Journal of Linguistics
"This is a valuable study, characterized by a creative and ingenious project design. . . . From a traditional point of view, a great body of data is solidly documented and honestly interpreted. . . . From a sociolinguistic point of view, a few hunches on lexical change are seriously tested and, in part, convincingly documented, and a few really novel results are presented as well."
—Edgar Schneider, English World Wide