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American Voices How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast

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ISBN-10: 1405121092

ISBN-13: 9781405121095

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Walt Wolfram, Ben Ward

List price: $51.00
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American Voices is a collection of short, readable descriptions of various American dialects, written by top researchers in the field. written by top researchers in the field and includes Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, among many others fascinating look at the full range of American social, ethnic, and regional dialects written for the lay person
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 9.25" wide x 5.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Language Evolution or Dying Traditions
The State of American Dialects
The South
Sounds of the South
Defining Appalachian English
If these Hills Could Talk (Smoky Mountains)
Doing the Charleston (South Carolina)
The Lone Star State of Speech (Texas)
Speaking the Big Easy (New Orleans, LA)
Sounds of Ole Man River (Memphis, TN)
The North
Yakking with the Yankees (New England)
Beantown Babble (Boston, MA)
Mainely English
Steel Town Speak (Pittsburgh, PA)
New Yawk Tawk (New York City, NY)
Expressions of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia, PA)
Maple Leaf Rap (Canada)
The Midwest
An Introduction to Midwest English
Straight Talking from the Heartland (Midwest)
Words of the Windy City (Chicago, IL)
Different Ways of Talking in the Buckeye State (Ohio)
Spirited Speech (St. Louis, MO)
Saying Ya to the Yoopers (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)
The West
Getting Real in the Golden State (California)
Desert Dialect (Utah)
Dialects in the Mist (Portland, OR)
Arizona's not so Standard English
Islands
Topics from the Tropics (Hawai'i)
Speaking Strictly Roots (West Indies)
Gullah Gullah Islands (Sea Island, SC, GA)
Islands of Diversity (Bahamas)
Dialect in Danger (Outer Banks, NC)
Fighting the Tide (Smith Island, MD)
From Cod to Cool (Newfoundland, Canada)
The World's Loneliest Island (Tristan de Cunha)
Sociocultural Dialects
Bridging the Great Divide (African American English)
When Languages Collide (African American English)
Talking with mi Gente (Chicano English)
Stirring the Linguistic Gumbo (Cajun English)
From the Brickhouse to the Swamp (Lumbee Vernacular English)
More than just yada, yada, yada (Jewish English)
Fading Future for Ferhoodled English (Pennsylvania German)
Notes on Contributors