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American English dialects in literature

by Eva Mae Burkett

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- United States -- Bibliography.,
    • English language -- Dialects -- United States -- Texts -- Bibliography.,
    • American literature -- History and criticism -- Bibliography.,
    • Regionalism in literature -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Eva M. Burkett.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ1234.D5 B87, PE2841 B87
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 213 p. ;
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4729685M
      ISBN 100810811510
      LC Control Number78017742

      this book provides a comprehensive examination of dialectology as a descriptive science and of major aspects of american english dialects. the first two chapters define what dialects are and how regional and social dialects differ from one another in terms of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. chapter 3 notes the patterns of settlement history, population shift, and physical geography. The Study of Social Dialects in American English by Wolfram, Walter A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

      American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States. American English is considered one of the most influential dialects of English Early forms: Old English, Middle English, 17th . This book provides a very readable, up-to-date description of language variation in American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences. contains new chapters on social and ethnic dialects, including a separate chapter on African American English and more comprehensive discussions of Latino, Native American, Cajun English, and other varieties, includes samples from a.

        This paper examines the history of English and American dialects, their similarities, as well as differences. American English was introduced through British colonization specifically in the New England. Over the years and America gained independence in , the two dialects/accents differed considerably with America. The sociolinguist William Labov has worked for decades on change in progress in American dialects and on African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In Dialect Diversity in America, Labov examines the diversity among American dialects and presents the counterintuitive finding that geographically localized dialects of North American English are increasingly diverging from one another over : William Labov.


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American English Dialects in Literature by Eva Mae Burkett (Author)Cited by: The authors explore contexts ranging from historically isolated, rural dialects to developing, urban ethnic varieties, and include new discussions on Jewish English and Asian-American English to complement coverage on African-American, Latino, Cajun, and Native American English, as they guide the reader through the evolving theoretical framework of variationist sociolinguistics and its recent by: American English dialects in literature.

[Eva Mae Burkett] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit # American literature--History and criticism\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Earlier American English: The Colonial Period American English Extended The Westward Expansion of English The Present and Future State of American English Further Reading 5 Regional Varieties of English Eliciting Regional Dialect Forms Mapping Regional Variants   Walt Wolfram is William C.

Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, and has authored numerous books including The Development of African American English (with Erik Thomas, Blackwell, ) and American Voices (co-edited with Ben Ward, Blackwell, ).His most recent book is Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina ().

Filed under: Dialect literature, American -- Southern States Recollections of a Southern Matron (New York: Harper and Brothers, ), by Caroline Howard Gilman (HTML and TEI at UNC) Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches, by Johnson Jones Hooper.

Arguably the most famous book written in American dialect is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. After running away from his alcoholic father, Huck travels the great Mississippi River alongside an escaped slave named Jim.

In the s, the term General American was advanced by writers and scholars who had both general and special interests in the regional varieties of American English.

The interest in American English in Germany after the Second World War saw the term also used there in treatises on American speech.

The story of American English is one of eternal rises and falls in reputation, and Bailey, the author of several books on English, traces our assorted ways of speaking across the country, concentrating on a different area for each year period, starting in Chesapeake Bay and ending in.

But I really selected this book because Jeron Ashford Frame drops a little AAVE (African American Vernacular English) within this celebration of family. Linguistic Tangent Below: You have been warned. Some scholars believe that if you write a dialect phonetically like, “lookin” instead of “looking” that it’s bad form really bad form.

Especially if you only do it for traditionally marginalized. This second edition of Dialects: *has been revised throughout *introduces the many dialects of English spoken in the United Kingdom *reveals the key issues that dialectology engages with *uses both the international phonetic alphabet and simple representations of sounds to explain pronunciations *involves readers in collecting data *contains.

Just you wait!" she is using standard English with a Cockney accent. Accents are caused by interference from one's native language, as with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who speaks with an Austrian accent, or by interference from one's native dialect, as with Holly Hunter, who speaks with a Georgian accent.

Both speak accented standard American English. Data from the Atlas of North American English (ANAE) I am grateful to the Atlas of North American English (ANAE) by William Labov, Sharon Ash, and Charles Boberg, for a good part of the data on which this map was based.

Popular Dialect Books Showing of Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback) by. Zora Neale Hurston (shelved 5 times as dialect) English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles [With CD] (Paperback) by.

Language and Literature 8: 1, Download Citation If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your : David Herman. The book will undoubtedly continue to be used as one of the key texts in the instruction of American dialects for many years to come.” Journal of Sociolinguistics "This is an indispensable book, not just for students but for anyone who wants to know how the English language varies in the United States and how this variation has been studied Price: $   Pennsylvania German-English: A small but distinct dialect in the center of the Keystone State, probably spoken by Dwight Schrute’s ancestors.

The grammar system is. The book describes how some female African American writers use the language of African American female characters to reflect their membership in various speech communities. Materials used for this text include slave narratives, novels, short stories, diaries, plays, and autobiographies.

The term General American (GA, GAE, or GenAm) was coined by English professor George Philip Krapp in his book The English Language in America (). In the first edition of History of the English Language (), Albert C. Baugh adopted the term General American, calling it "the dialect of the Middle States and the West."Author: Richard Nordquist.

The authors of American English explain it this way: When people ask us what we do for a living, and we reply that we study American English dialects, one of the next questions inevitably is, "how. Among the regional varieties beyond the borders of GB American English is the most important, as it has its own literary standards, i.e.

its own generally accepted norms of speaking and writing. american English can not be called a dialect since it has a literary normalized form called Standard American, while a dialect has no litrary form.African American English (Aae) Words | 6 Pages. African American English (AAE) is commonly referred to as Ebonics, as well as black speech, black vernacular, and several other phrases.

According to William Labov, “This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English.Green, Lisa A descriptive study of African American English: Research in linguistics and ational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol.

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