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Books: Sociolinguistics: Nagle, Sanders (eds)

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  1. jreid, English in the Southern United States: Nagle, Sanders (eds)

Message 1: English in the Southern United States: Nagle, Sanders (eds)

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:12:28 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: English in the Southern United States: Nagle, Sanders (eds)

Title: English in the Southern United States
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Book URL:
Editor: Stephen J. Nagle, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 
Editor: Sara L. Sanders, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521822645, Pages: 260, Price: $55.00

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.

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.

Introduction; 1. The Origins of Southern American English;
2. Shakespeare in the Coves and Hollows? Toward a History of Southern
English; 3. Eight Grammatical Features of Southern US Speech Present
in Early Modern London Prison Narratives; 4. The Shared Ancestry of
African-American and American White Southern Englishes: Some
Speculations Dictated by History; 5. The Complex Grammatical History
of African-American and White Vernaculars in the South; 6. Grammatical
Features of Southern Speech: Yall, Might Could, and Fixin To;
7. Sounding Southern: a Look at the Phonology of English in the South;
8. Vowel Shifting in the Southern States; 9. Enclave Dialect
Communities in the South; 10. Urbanization and the Evolution of
Southern American English; 11. The Englishes of Southern Louisiana;
12. Features and Uses of Southern Style

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)

Areal Regions: Southern United States

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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