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Book recommendation on Southern Appalachian dialect

Date Submitted: 10-Aug-2012
From: Eddie Wolsch
Subject: Book recommendation on Southern Appalachian dialect
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Notice: As an amateur genealogist whose family migrated from 17th century Virginia to North Carolina to Tennessee to Arkansas, I am searching for a book about the development of the Southern Appalachian/Ozark dialect(s) in the 18th and 19th centuries. I want a popularly written monograph explaining its origin and influences, how it changed over time, with examples. I'm interested in the Southern Appalachian culture, folkways, history, and dialect. Any suggestions for books which incorporate all would be appreciated.