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Speaking of Alabama : the history, diversity, function, and change of language

Author: Thomas Nunnally
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents informative and entertaining essays on the accents, dialects, and speech patterns particular to Alabama. Thomas Nunnally's fascinating volume presents essays by linguists who examine with  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nunnally
ISBN: 9780817319939 081731993X
OCLC Number: 1028584617
Description: xx, 303 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Exploring language in Alabama / Thomas e. Nunnally --
Multilingual Alabama / Michael D. Picone --
Southern American English in Alabama / Catherine Evans Davies --
Extreme North Alabama: cultural collisions and linguistic fallout / Thomas E. Nunnally and Guy Bailey --
Just what is the southern drawl? / Crawford Feagin --
The heart of Dixie is in their vowels: the relationship between culture and language in Huntsville, Alabama / Rachael Allbritten --
The monophthongization of [a?] in Elba and the environs: a community study / Anna Head Spence --
To [a:] or not to [a:] on the Gulf Coast of Alabama / Jocelyn Doxsey --
"They sound better than we do": language attitudes in Alabama / J. Daniel Hasty --
Code-switching between African American and standard English: the rules, the roles, and the rub / Kimberly Johnson with Thomas E. Nunnally --
College writers as Alabama storytellers: cultural effects on academic writing / Charlotte Brammer --
Tsalagi language revitalization and the Echota Cherokee / Robin Sabino --
Afterword: some thoughts about ways ahead / Michael B. Montgomery.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas E. Nunnally ; foreword by Walt Wolfram ; afterword by Michael B. Montgomery.

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While there is ample documentation of language variation on a state and local level [in Alabama], the authors attempt to do more-to understand and to explicate the role of language in community life. Read more...

 
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