Language Variation And Change In The American Midland

Language Variation and Change in the American Midland PDF
Author: Thomas Edward Murray
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248966
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 319

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Language Variation And Change In The American Midland

by Thomas Edward Murray, Language Variation And Change In The American Midland Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language Variation And Change In The American Midland books, This volume explores the linguistic complexities and critical issues of the Midland dialect area of the USA, and contains a unique data-based set of investigations of the Midlands dialect. The authors demonstrate that the large central part of the United States known colloquially as the Heartland, geo-culturally as the Midwest, and linguistically as the Midland is a very real dialect area, one with regional cohesiveness, social complexity, and psycho-emotional impact. The individual essays problematize historical origins, track linguistic markers of social identity over time and across social spaces, frame dialect issues within the linguistic marketplace, account for extra-linguistic influences on changing patterns of linguistic behaviors, and describe maintenance strategies of non-English languages. This book is an important move forward in the understanding of American English. Sociolinguists, dialectologists, applied linguists, and all those involved in the statistical and qualitative study of language variation will find this volume relevant, timely, and insightful.



The Pacific And Australasia

The Pacific and Australasia PDF
Author: Kate Burridge
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
ISBN:
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 618

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The Pacific And Australasia

by Kate Burridge, The Pacific And Australasia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Pacific And Australasia books, This new multimedia textbook covers the phonology, morphology and syntax of varieties of English in the Americas and the Caribbean. It is accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM. The articles, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonetic, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. They are followed by exercises and study questions that can be used for classroom assignments as well as for self study in preparation for exams. The multimedia CD-ROM contains sound samples, speech recordings, interactive and synchronized maps, an extensive bibliography on relevant research literature, and links to pertinent websites.



The Language Of St Louis Missouri

The Language of St  Louis  Missouri PDF
Author: Thomas Edward Murray
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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The Language Of St Louis Missouri

by Thomas Edward Murray, The Language Of St Louis Missouri Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Language Of St Louis Missouri books, The Language of St. Louis presents the findings of a dialectological and sociolinguistic survey of the phonology, morphology and syntax, and lexicon of one of the leading urban centers in the midwestern United States. Thomas Murray's study is based on exhaustive data: he provides all the raw scores from all the demographic groups of informants for each linguistic feature investigated. Murray then compares these data with similar studies to allow the language of St. Louis to be understood in relation to dialects spoken on the East Coast, in the Central Midwest, and in the rest of Missouri. He also addresses the question of why the language of St. Louis is as it is, and offers evidence that the answer may lie in St. Louisans' collective psychosocial attitude toward talking like a -hoosier.-"



Studies In Language

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Category : Language and languages
Languages : en
Pages :

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Studies In Language

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