By W Wolfram and B Ward

ISBN-10: 1405121092

ISBN-13: 9781405121095

ISBN-10: 1405148853

ISBN-13: 9781405148856

American Voices is a suite of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written via best researchers within the box. written by way of best researchers within the box and contains Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others interesting examine the entire variety of yankee social, ethnic, and local dialects written for the lay individual

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The urbanization that began before World War II expanded dramatically during and after the war, but with some significant differences. Before World War II people in Southern towns and cities came from the surrounding countryside, and most industry involved low-wage, manual-labor operations, such as cotton mills and petroleum-processing plants. After the war, and especially after 1970, the migration to the Southern cities was as likely to come from the North as the South, and new industries often included such things as the corporate headquarters of J.

As the procession made its way through the onlookers, he lifted her onto his shoulders so that she could see. When the bishop came into view, she knew just what to do. ” Because of Mardi Gras, the child had already learned the proper linguistic response at a parade – to call out to the people in costume asking to be thrown beads or other trinkets. Knowing local lore and practicing local customs and language – whether from the cradle or as a convert – are essential for an authentic New Orleanian.

Lower Southerners generally dominated in east and southeast Texas and Upper Southerners in the north and central parts of the state, though there was considerable dialect mixing. This complex dialect situation was further complicated, especially in southeast and south central Texas, by significant direct migration from Europe. Large numbers of Germans, Austrians, Czechs, Italians, and Poles (the first permanent Polish settlement in the US was at Panna Maria in 1854) came to Texas during the nineteenth century.

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