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Author Johnstone, Barbara.
Title Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect / Barbara Johnstone.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]

Author Johnstone, Barbara.
Series Oxford studies in sociolinguists
Oxford studies in sociolinguists.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Americanisms -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Sociolinguistics -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pittsburgh speech and Pittsburghese -- Yinz are in Stiller Country: dialect, place, and social meaning in language -- From Pittsburgh speech to Pittsburghese -- Perceiving Pittsburghese -- Linking language and place in interaction -- Pittsburghese in the media -- Selling Pittsburghese -- Performing Pittsburghese -- The history of yinz and the outlook for Pittsburghese.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book explores the history of Pittsburghese, the local dialect of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area as it is imagined and used by Pittsburghers. Sociolinguist Barbara Johnstone asks what happened during the second half of the 20th century to reshape a largely unnoticed way of speaking in the southwestern Pennsylvania region into a highly visible urban 'dialect' called Pittsburghese, linked to local identity so strongly that Pittsburghese is alluded to almost every time people talk about what Pittsburgh is like or what it means to be a Pittsburgher.
ISBN 9780199945696 (electronic bk.)
0199945691 (electronic bk.)
1299966705 (electronic bk.)
9781299966703 (electronic bk.)
9780199369836 (ebook)
0199369836 (ebook)
9780199945702 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0199945705 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780199945689 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0199945683 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 859835630
Additional Format Print version: Johnstone, Barbara. Speaking Pittsburghese 9780199945702 (DLC) 2013019337 (OCoLC)847842686

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