Author: Georgia. Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology


ISBN: UOM:39015038709146

Category: Geology

Page: 150

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Annotated Bibliography of Southern American English

Annotated Bibliography of Southern American English

Author: James B. McMillan

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817359362

Category: Reference

Page: 462

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A collection of the total range of scholarly and popular writing on English as spoken from Maryland to Texas and from Kentucky to Florida The only book-length bibliography on the speech of the American South, this volume focuses on the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, naming practices, word play, and other aspects of language that have interested researchers and writers for two centuries. Compiled here are the works of linguists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and educators, as well as popular commentators. With over 3,800 entries, this invaluable resource is a testament to the significance of Southern speech, long recognized as a distinguishing feature of the South, and the abiding interest of Southerners in their speech as a mark of their identity. The entries encompass Southern dialects in all their distinctive varieties—from Appalachian to African American, and sea islander to urbanite.