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English in the Southern United States

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ISBN-10: 0521172632

ISBN-13: 9780521172639

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephen J. Nagle, Sara L. Sanders

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
The origins of southern American English
Shakespeare in the coves and hollows? Toward a history of southern English
Eight grammatical features of southern US speech present in early modern London prison narratives
The shared ancestry of African-American and American white southern Englishes: some speculations dictated by history
The complex grammatical history of African-American and white vernaculars in the South
Grammatical features of southern speech: yall, might could, and fixin to Cynthia Bernstein
Sounding southern: a look at the phonology of English in the South
Vowel shifting in the southern states
Enclave dialect communities in the South
Urbanization and the evolution of southern American English
The Englishes of southern
Features and uses of southern style