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As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They trace its development, identify the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax that make it unique, and even provide a glossary and quiz to enhance the reader's knowledge of 'Ocracokisms.' In the process, they offer an intriguing look at the role language plays in a culture's efforts to define and maintain itself.

But Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks is more than a linguistic study. Based on extensive interviews with more than seventy Ocracoke residents of all ages and illustrated with captivating photographs by Ann Ehringhaus and Herman Lankford, the book offers valuable insight on what makes Ocracoke special. In short, by tracing the history of island speech, the authors succeed in opening a window on the history of the islanders themselves.

About the Author

Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English at North Carolina State University and founder of the North Carolina Language and Life Project. Natalie Schilling-Estes, who holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the project's coordinator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846261
With:
Schilling-Estes, Natalie
Author:
Schilling-Estes, Natalie
Author:
Wolfram, Walt
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Outer Banks (N.C.)
Subject:
Outer Banks (N.C.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Outer Banks
Subject:
Okracoke Island
Subject:
linguistics; language and culture; coastal North Carolina; pronunciation; vocabulary; syntax; glossary; language; photographs; Ann Ehringhaus; Herman Lankford; island speech
Subject:
English language -- Dialects.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Language and culture
Subject:
coastal North Carolina/
Subject:
Pronunciation
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Syntax
Subject:
Glossary
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Photographs
Subject:
Ann Ehringhaus
Subject:
Herman Lankford
Subject:
island speech
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8 x 6.13 in

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