Dialects of American English

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 135 pages
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Examines regional differences in pronunciation and vocabulary, explaining their origins in the Eastern colonies and their development during Westward expansion

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Contents

COLONIAL ENGLISH
9
EASTERN SETTLEMENT
17
EASTERN PRONUNCIATION
29
EASTERN GRAMMAR
37
SECTIONAL ATLAS STUDIES
45
BLACK ENGLISH
72
URBAN DIALECTS
79
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