By Walt Wolfram, Ben Ward
American Voices is a suite of brief, readable descriptions of assorted American dialects, written through best researchers within the box. written through most sensible researchers within the box and comprises Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others attention-grabbing examine the complete variety of yankee social, ethnic, and nearby dialects written for the lay individual
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Extra resources for American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast
Finally, Charleston today, as opposed to only a few decades ago, is largely r-ful in words like pork and born, and shares this recent development with the rest of the South. How Southern is Charleston? The dialect status of traditional Charleston speech is a paradox. Though it is perhaps the most Southern city in terms of its history and culture, its traditional sound system is not very Southern at all. It does not sound very Southern to most ears – in fact, Charlestonians are sometimes identified as Northerners or even Californians when they travel across the US.
By the early 1980s Yat clearly referred to a local way of speaking and is now firmly entrenched as the name of a dialect. It has the derived adjective yatty, as in 46 Speaking the Big Easy AVC07 46 21/7/05, 10:47 AM You surely sound yatty on your answer machine. Yat can also designate a person who speaks that way or, more generally, a native of New Orleans. ” A light-hearted website for locals is maintained by the Southern Yat Hysterical Society, the name an allusion to the city’s traditional Southern Yacht Club.
They are, however, found in Gullah, the English-based creole spoken on the coast and Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia which developed as a contact language among African slaves. Gullah has also contributed some common vocabulary to the speech of white and African Americans in Charleston, such as cooter (turtle), pinder (peanut), yard-ax (unskilled preacher), and hu-hu (hoot owl). Some of the distinctiveness of the Charleston accent may stem from the extensive contact between the two ethnic groups, which constituted two different speech communities: Charleston’s English-speaking whites and Gullah-speaking African Americans.
American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast by Walt Wolfram, Ben Ward