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By Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling

ISBN-10: 1118390229

ISBN-13: 9781118390221

The new version of this vintage textual content chronicles contemporary leap forward advancements within the box of yankee English, overlaying neighborhood, ethnic, and gender-based differences.

  • Now observed via a better half site with an in depth array of sound records, videos, and different on-line fabrics to reinforce and illustrate discussions within the text
  • Features fresh chapters that hide the very most up-to-date issues, equivalent to degrees of Dialect, nearby forms of English, Gender and Language edition, the appliance of Dialect examine, and Dialect knowledge: Extending software, in addition to new routines with on-line answers
  • Updated to comprise dialect samples from a much broader array folks regions
  • Written for college kids taking classes in dialect reviews, variationist sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology, and calls for no pre-knowledge of linguistics 
  • Includes a word list and large appendix of the pronunciation, grammatical, and lexical beneficial properties of yank English dialects

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Why? 1 a He’s not as smart as I. b He’s not so smart as I. c He ain’t as smart as me. d He not as smart as me. 2 a He’s not to do that. b He not supposed to do that. c He don’t supposed to do that. d He’s not supposed to do that. 3 a I’m right, ain’t I? b I’m right, aren’t I? c I’m right, am I not? d I’m right, isn’t I? 4 a If I was going to do that, I would start right now. b If I were going to do that, I would start right now. c Were I to do that, I would start right now. d I would start right now, if I was going to do that.

Even listeners who themselves speak vernacular varieties tend to identify iconic speakers of vernacular dialects in a way that is analogous to the way that we can identify representatives of standard dialects. Unlike standard varieties, which are largely defined by the absence of socially disfavored structures of English on an informal level, vernacular varieties are typically characterized by the presence of socially salient structures – at least to speakers of MAE who do not typically use them.

Others can be traced to varieties that arose in language contact situations in areas such as the Caribbean and the west coast of Africa. The earliest English‐speaking inhabitants came from different parts of the British Isles, where dialects were already in place. Many emigrants from Southeastern England originally established themselves in Eastern New England and Tidewater Virginia. Others, from northern and western parts of England, situated themselves in the New Jersey and Delaware area. In addition, emigrants of “Scots‐Irish,” or “Scotch‐Irish” descent from Ulster, Northern Ireland, set up residence in Western New England, upper New York, and many parts of Appalachia.

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