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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Title: English in the Southern United States
Edited By: Stephen J. Nagle
Sara L. Sanders
Description:

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521172632
ISBN-13: 9780521172639
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99
U.S. $ 35.99