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Title New perspectives on language variety in the South : historical and contemporary approaches / edited by Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2014]

Subject English language -- Variation -- Southern States.
English language -- Dialects -- Southern States.
English language -- Southern States -- Pronunciation.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Language and languages -- Pronunciation.
Language and culture -- Southern States.
Americanisms -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Languages.
Alt Name Picone, Michael D.,
Davies, Catherine Evans,
Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction -- Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies; Part I. Historical Approaches; Indigenous Languages; 2. American Indian Languages of the Southeast: An Introduction -- Pamela Munro; 3. A Profile of the Caddo Language -- Wallace Chafe; 4. The Ofo Language of Louisiana: Recovery of Grammar and Typology -- Robert L. Rankin; 5. Timucua-ta: Muskogean Parallels -- George Aaron Broadwell; 6. Pre-Columbian Links to the Caribbean: Evidence Connecting Cusabo to Taino -- Blair A. Rudes; Earlier Englishes of the South.
7. The Crucial Century for English in the American South -- Michael B. Montgomery8. Southern American English in Perspective: A Quantitative Comparison with Other English and American Dialects -- Robert Shackleton; 9. Some Developments in Southern American English Grammar -- Jan Tillery; 10. Francis Lieber's Americanisms as an Early Source on Southern Speech -- Stuart Davis; 11. Earlier Southern Englishes in Black and White: Corpus-Based Approaches -- Edgar W. Schneider; The African Diaspora; 12. Some Early Creole-Like Data from Slave Speakers: The Island of St. Helena, 1695-1711 -- Laura Wright.
13. Regional Variation in Nineteenth-Century African American English -- Gerard Van Herk14. Prima Facie Evidence for the Persistence of Creole Features in AfricanAmericanEnglish and Evidence for Residual Creole -- David Sutcliffe; 15. The Linguistic Status of Gullah-Geechee: Divergent Phonological Processes -- Thomas B. Klein; Earlier French of the Gulf South; 16. French Dialects of Louisiana: A Revised Typology -- Michael D. Picone; 17. From French to English in Louisiana: The Prudhomme Family's Story -- Connie C. Eble; Part II. Contemporary Approaches; Across the South.
18. The South in DARE Revisited -- Joan Houston Hall and Luanne von Schneidemesser19. The South: Still Different -- Dennis R. Preston; 20. Demography as Destiny? Population Change and the Future of Southern American English -- Guy Bailey; English in the Contemporary South: Persistence and Change; 21. A Century of Sound Change in Alabama -- Crawford Feagin; 22. Various Variation Aggregates in the LAMSAS South -- John Nerbonne; 23. The Persistence of Dialect Features -- Sylvie Dubois and Barbara Horvath; English in the Contemporary South: Discourse Approaches.
24. Southern Storytelling: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives -- Catherine Evans Davies25. The Southern and Southwestern Discourse Styles of Two Texas Women -- Judith M. Bean; 26. We Ain't Done Yet: Dialect Depiction and Language Ideology -- Rachel Shuttlesworth Thompson; English in the Contemporary South: African American Language Issues; 27. Race, Racialism, and the Study of Language Evolution in America -- Salikoko Mufwene; 28. The Language of Black Women in the Smoky Mountain Region of Appalachia -- Christine Mallinson and Becky Childs.
29. The Sound Symbolism of Self in Innovative Naming Practices inan African American Community -- Janis B. Nuckolls and Linda Beito.
Summary The third installment in the landmark LAVIS (Language Variety in the South) series, New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches brings together essays devoted to the careful examination and elucidation of the rich linguistic diversity of the American South, updating and broadening the work of the earlier volumes by more fully capturing the multifaceted configuration of languages and dialects in the South. Beginning with an introduction to American Indian languages of the Southeast, five fascinating essays discuss indigenous languages, including Cad.
ISBN 9780817387365 (electronic bk.)
0817387366 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 904249458
Additional Format Print version: New perspectives on language variety in the South 9780817318154 (DLC) 2014016040 (OCoLC)880672132

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