Tangier Island: Place, People, and Talk

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University of Delaware Press, 2000 - History - 293 pages
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This book is an account of the island's inhabitants from their beginnings in the late 1700s to their portrayal as an isolated community under siege, and a description of the way they talk. Talk has the prior claim, but place and people deserve and get equal notice because talk could not be fully understood without an appreciation of the inhabitants' history and as well as social and working lives.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Tangier Chronology
21
Who Were They
31
Tangier Beginnings and Development
51
Life and Family
81
Work
103
Worship
129
Order and Government Play
152
Over the Left Talk or Talking Backwards
189
Words Names and Expressions
196
Grammatical Features and Correctness
243
Tangier Talk Relationships and Future
252
Notes
271
Bibliography
279
Index
285
Copyright

Overview
169

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David L. Shores is Professor Emeritus of English at Old Dominion University.

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