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The Resource How we talk : American regional English today, Allan Metcalf, (electronic resource)

How we talk : American regional English today, Allan Metcalf, (electronic resource)

Label
How we talk : American regional English today
Title
How we talk
Title remainder
American regional English today
Statement of responsibility
Allan Metcalf
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In short, delightful essays, Metcalf explicates the key features that make American speech so expressive and distinct. He begins in the South, home of the most easily recognized of American dialects, travels north to New England, then on to the Midwest, the far West, and even to Alaska and Hawaii. It's all here, the northern Midwest "Fargo" accent, Louisiana Cajun and New Orleans Yat, dropped R's as in Boston's "Hahvahd Yahd," and intrusive R's as in "Warshington," especially common in America's midlands. With additional chapters on ethnic dialects and dialects in the movies, Metcalf reveals the resplendence of one of our nation's greatest natural resources - its endless and varied talk
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
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Metcalf, Allan A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Credo Reference (Firm)
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
Label
How we talk : American regional English today, Allan Metcalf, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
The South -- The Upper South or South Midlands -- The North -- New England -- New York City and the Mid-Atlantic -- The Inland North -- The West -- The Mountain West -- The Far West and Beyond -- American Ethnic -- In the Movies -- Dialects 2100
Control code
460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722018
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229024
  • (Credo)hmhowwetalk
  • (OCoLC)436847602
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How we talk : American regional English today, Allan Metcalf, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
The South -- The Upper South or South Midlands -- The North -- New England -- New York City and the Mid-Atlantic -- The Inland North -- The West -- The Mountain West -- The Far West and Beyond -- American Ethnic -- In the Movies -- Dialects 2100
Control code
460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722018
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229024
  • (Credo)hmhowwetalk
  • (OCoLC)436847602
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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