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American talk : the words and ways of American dialects

Author: Robert Hendrickson
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1987, ©1986.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hendrickson
ISBN: 0140094210 9780140094213
OCLC Number: 15630584
Description: viii, 230 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Ever' body says words different : American as she is spoke --
The Boston, or Haavaad, or New England Yankee accent --
The Kings (County) English, or how youse too can tawk Noo Yawk --
Yawl spoken here : the sounds of the South --
Deep down in the holler where the hoot owl hollers at noon : hillbilly tawk --
"Rappin" Black-style : including Pidgin, Plantation Creole, Gullah, and Black English --
Ferhoodled English : Pennsylvania Dutch talk --
Da kine talk --
Harpin' in boont --
More discombobulating twists in the way Americans talk : including Pittsburghian, Philadelphian, Bawlamerese, Bonac, Isleborian, Cajun, Creole, Gumbo, Key West Conch, Spanglish, Texian, and other native dialects and subdialects.
Responsibility: Robert Hendrickson.

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