By W Wolfram and B Ward

ISBN-10: 1405121092

ISBN-13: 9781405121095

ISBN-10: 1405148853

ISBN-13: 9781405148856

American Voices is a suite of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written by means of most sensible researchers within the box. written by means of best researchers within the box and comprises Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others interesting examine the entire diversity of yankee social, ethnic, and local dialects written for the lay individual

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By John von Rosenberg. ” The trademark of these hills is the ever-present blue-gray mist that casts a hazy glow over the dense fir and spruce pine covered landscape. The Smoky Mountains, or the Smokies, as they are known locally, are a wellknown destination for tourists from across the United States. At the same 22 If These Hills Could Talk AVC04 22 21/7/05, 10:47 AM time, the lush forest, underground caves, and natural water sources provide a veil of cover under which one could easily fade into the backdrop of the mountains – as notorious fugitive Eric Rudolph did for nearly five years.

Even as the caught/cot merger has become the norm among those born after World War II, the loss of the offglide in right and ride and Southern Shift features remain quite strong. What seems to be emerging on the west Texas plains, then, is a dialect that combines features of Southern speech and another major dialect. The development of such a mixed pattern is not what a linguist might expect, but this is Texas, and things are just different here. 40 The Lone Star State of Speech AVC06 40 21/7/05, 10:47 AM Further Reading Atwood, E.

Other words like armoire ‘large upright wardrobe for clothing’, lagniappe ‘something extra’, lost bread ‘French toast’, and mirliton ‘vegetable pear’ are used throughout southern Louisiana, both in Cajun country and around New Orleans. But even though both developed against the backdrop of French and have many French-derived vocabulary items in common, New Orleans and Cajun dialects of English sound quite different. ” second line mass of people who follow behind a funeral procession dancing in the streets.

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