How we talk : American regional English today / Allan Metcalf. [print]

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  • PE2808.8.M588.H699 2012
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The South The Upper South or South Midlands The North New England New York City and the Mid-Atlantic The Inland North The West The Mountain West The Far West and Beyond American Ethnic In the Movies Dialects 2100.
Abstract: In short, delightful essays, Metcalf explicates the key features that make American speech so expressive and distinct. He begins in the South, home of the most easily recognized of American dialects, travels north to New England, then on to the Midwest, the far West, and even to Alaska and Hawaii. It's all here, the northern Midwest "Fargo" accent, Louisiana Cajun and New Orleans Yat, dropped R's as in Boston's "Hahvahd Yahd," and intrusive R's as in "Warshington," especially common in America's midlands. With additional chapters on ethnic dialects and dialects in the movies, Metcalf reveals the resplendence of one of our nation's greatest natural resources - its endless and varied talk.
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The South The Upper South or South Midlands The North New England New York City and the Mid-Atlantic The Inland North The West The Mountain West The Far West and Beyond American Ethnic In the Movies Dialects 2100.

In short, delightful essays, Metcalf explicates the key features that make American speech so expressive and distinct. He begins in the South, home of the most easily recognized of American dialects, travels north to New England, then on to the Midwest, the far West, and even to Alaska and Hawaii. It's all here, the northern Midwest "Fargo" accent, Louisiana Cajun and New Orleans Yat, dropped R's as in Boston's "Hahvahd Yahd," and intrusive R's as in "Warshington," especially common in America's midlands. With additional chapters on ethnic dialects and dialects in the movies, Metcalf reveals the resplendence of one of our nation's greatest natural resources - its endless and varied talk.

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