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Mon Sep 21 2020

Books: Appalachian Englishes in the Twenty-First Century: Hazen (ed.)

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Date: 16-Sep-2020
From: Derek Krissoff <derek.krissoffmail.wvu.edu>
Subject: Appalachian Englishes in the Twenty-First Century: Hazen (ed.)
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Title: Appalachian Englishes in the Twenty-First Century
Published: 2020
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
                https://wvupressonline.com

Book URL: https://wvupressonline.com/node/853

Editor: Kirk Hazen
Electronic: ISBN: 9781949199567 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781949199543 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 99.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781949199550 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Abstract:

Appalachian Englishes in the Twenty-First Century provides a complete exploration of English in Appalachia for a broad audience of scholars and educators. Starting from the premise that just as there is no single Appalachia, there is no single Appalachian dialect, this essay collection brings together wide-ranging perspectives on language variation in the region. Contributors from the fields of linguistics, education, and folklore debunk myths about the dialect’s ancient origins, examine subregional and ethnic differences, and consider the relationships between language and identity—individual and collective—in a variety of settings, including schools. They are attentive to the full range of linguistic expression, from everyday spoken grammar to subversive Dale Earnhardt memes.

A portal to the language scholarship of the last thirty years, Appalachian Englishes in the Twenty-First Century translates state-of-the-art research for a nonspecialist audience, while setting the agenda for further study of language in one of America’s most recognized regions.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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