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Talkin' Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

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Drawing on over two decades of research and 3,000 recorded interviews from every corner of the state, this lively book introduces readers to the unique regional, social, and ethnic dialects of North Carolina, as well as its major languages, including American Indian languages and Spanish. Considering how we speak as a reflection of our past and present, Wolfram and Reaser show how languages and dialects are a fascinating way to understand our state's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The book is enhanced by maps and illustrations and augmented by more than 100 audio and video recordings, which can be found online at talkintarheel.com.

About the Author

Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English at North Carolina State University and author of Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue, among other books. Jeffrey Reaser is associate professor of English at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the curriculum Voices of North Carolina: Language and Life from the Atlantic to the Appalachians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469614366
Author:
Wolfram, Walt
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Reaser, Jeffrey
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
African American English
Subject:
American Indian languages
Subject:
Appalachian English
Subject:
Cherokee language
Subject:
Country speech
Subject:
dialect awareness
Subject:
dialect grammar
Subject:
dialect mix
Subject:
dialect pronunciation
Subject:
dialect vocabulary
Subject:
Ebonics
Subject:
ethnic dialects
Subject:
Hillbilly speech
Subject:
Hispanic English
Subject:
language endangerment
Subject:
Latino English
Subject:
Lumbee English
Subject:
Mountain Talk
Subject:
Native American English
Subject:
North Carolina English
Subject:
Outer Banks Brogue
Subject:
regional dialects in the South
Subject:
regional North Carolina dialects
Subject:
Scots Irish English
Subject:
Southern speech
Subject:
Spanglish
Subject:
Spanish in the South
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Sociolinguistics
History and Social Science » World History » General

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