New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches

New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches

by Michael D. Picone
     
 


An outgrowth of the LAVIS III symposium (2004), New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches comprises forty-five original essays (revised and reviewed) on a range of topics regarding the languages and dialects of the American South.
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An outgrowth of the LAVIS III symposium (2004), New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches comprises forty-five original essays (revised and reviewed) on a range of topics regarding the languages and dialects of the American South.

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“This collection of essays represents both an original and a significant contribution to the field. The most valuable aspect of the collection is the breadth of its enquiry, which encompasses the evolving picture of language in the South. Far more complicated than many realize, the language of the South merits intense scrutiny by linguists, since the South is in many ways ‘defined’ by its speech. Thanks to the scope and depth of the research presented in this book, which is supported by solid facts from geographic communities as well as from communities of practice, this collection of essays challenges major theoretical approaches in the field of linguistics itself.”
—Patricia Causey Nichols, author of Voices of our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina

“This is an outstanding collection of essays—comprehensive in scope and containing work by the best scholars now writing. Of particular note are essays devoted to Amerindian languages and Spanish. Until recently, the South has been less influenced than other parts of the country by languages other than English. This linguistic isolationism is no longer the case, and the volume will introduce many readers to that fact.”
—Richard W. Bailey, author of Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817318154
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/15/2015
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.10(d)

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