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English in the Southern United States

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Part of Studies in English Language

John Algeo, Edgar Schneider, Laura Wright, Salikoko Mufwene, Patricia Cukor-Avila, Cynthia Bernstein, George Dorrill, Crawford Feagin, Walt Wolfram, Jan Tillery, Guy Bailey, Connie Eble, Barbara Johnstone
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  • The English of the Southern United States is possibly the most studied of any regional variety of any language. However, most, if not all, books about Southern American English have been directed almost exclusively toward scholars already working in the field. Written by a team of experts, many of them internationally known, this volume provides a broad overview of the foundations of, and current research on, language variation in the Southern United States.

    • A broad overview of Southern English - the only book of its kind
    • Many of the contributors are internationally known experts in the field
    • The extensive, comprehensive bibliography will be useful for facilitating future research in the field
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    "The book is highly recommended." GEOLINGUISTICS Vol. 30, Leonard R. N. Ashley

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511055706
  • Table of Contents

    1. The origins of southern American English John Algeo
    2. Shakespeare in the coves and hollows? Toward a history of southern English Edgar Schneider
    3. Eight grammatical features of southern US speech present in early modern London prison narratives Laura Wright
    4. The shared ancestry of African-American and American white southern Englishes: some speculations dictated by history Salikoko Mufwene
    5. The complex grammatical history of African-American and white vernaculars in the South Patricia Cukor-Avila
    6. Grammatical features of southern speech: yall, might could, and fixin to Cynthia Bernstein
    7. Sounding southern: a look at the phonology of English in the South George Dorrill
    8. Vowel shifting in the southern states Crawford Feagin
    9. Enclave dialect communities in the South Walt Wolfram
    10. Urbanization and the evolution of southern American English Jan Tillery and Guy Bailey
    11. The Englishes of southern Louisiana Connie Eble
    12. Features and uses of southern style Barbara Johnstone.

  • Editors

    Stephen J. Nagle, Coastal Carolina University

    Sara L. Sanders, Coastal Carolina University


    John Algeo, Edgar Schneider, Laura Wright, Salikoko Mufwene, Patricia Cukor-Avila, Cynthia Bernstein, George Dorrill, Crawford Feagin, Walt Wolfram, Jan Tillery, Guy Bailey, Connie Eble, Barbara Johnstone

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