The Resource Focus on the USA, edited by Edgar W. Schneider, (electronic resource)

Focus on the USA, edited by Edgar W. Schneider, (electronic resource)

Label
Focus on the USA
Title
Focus on the USA
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edgar W. Schneider
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This volume presents 15 original research papers by renowned specialists in their respective fields. A variety of research traditions are included, such as dialect geography and sociolinguistics, but also smaller sub-fields such as the study of slang and perceptual dialectology. Varieties studied include the South, the Eastern Seaboard, the Middle West, African American English, Cuban English, and others. A growing sense of unity in the discipline is reflected by recurring topics and methods across earlier boundaries between sub-disciplines. For instance, computerized data and statistical
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
  • 420.973
  • 420/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PE2802
LC item number
.F63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schneider, Edgar W.
Series statement
Varieties of English around the world. General series,
Series volume
v. 16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
Label
Focus on the USA, edited by Edgar W. Schneider, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • FOCUS ON THE USA; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; INTRODUCTION: RESEARCH TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH; References; PINEY WOODS SOUTHERN; References; FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH; 1. Introduction; 2. Probability mapping; 3. Lexical variation in colonial cities; 4. Conclusion; References; THE COMPARABILITY OF LINGUISTIC ATLAS RECORDS: THE CASE OF LANCS AND LAGS; 1. Introduction; 2. Method; 3. Lexical results; 4. Phonological results; 5. Conclusion; References; TERMS USED FOR CHILDREN'S GAMES: COMPARING DARE'S FINDINGS WITH USAGE OF TODAY'S YOUTH
  • 1. Introduction 2. Methodology; 3. Findings; 4. Summary and reasons for change; THE DIALECTS OF THE MIDDLE WEST; 1. Introduction; 2. Northern, Midland, North Midland, South Midland; 3. Pronunciation: Sociolinguistic methods in a geographical context; 4. Foreign language influences; References; DIALECT CHANGE AND MAINTENANCE IN A POST-INSULAR ISLAND COMMUNITY; 1. Introduction; 2. An ethnographic perspective on dialect study; 3. The Ocracoke ""Brogue"" and other American English dialects; 4. The case of Ocracoke /ay/: Phonetic and phonological issues
  • 5. Phonetic implausibility vs. social significance 6. Weren't regularization; 7. Applying the principle of linguistic gratuity in Ocracoke; References; A COMPARISON OF VARIATION PATTERNS OF VARIABLES AMONG SIXTH-GRADERS IN AN OHIO COMMUNITY; 1. Influences on dialectal change; 1.1. The survey; 1.2. The community; 2. Methods; 2.1. Interviewing; 2.2. Measurement of linguistic variables; 2.3. Independent variables; 2.4. Measurement of correlation; 3. Analyses of the linguistic variables; 3.1. /o/; 3.2. /æ/; 3.3. /ai/; 3.4. Upgliding in dog and similar words
  • 3.5. The merger of pre-nasal /I/ and /ul/3.6. Mergers involving /ol/, /ull/, and /ul/; 3.7. Don't and home; 3.8. Roof; 3.9. Hostile; 3.10. Lightning bug; 3.11. Teeter-totter; 4. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; Appendix; References; PERCEPTIONS WITHIN A VARIABLE PARADIGM: BLACK AND WHITE RACIAL DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION BASED ON SPEECH*; 1.Introduction; 2. Theoretical foundations; 3. Procedures; 3.1. Speech selection; 3.2. The Linguistic Sensitivity Test; 3.3. Data specification; 4. Results; 4.1. Possible interpretations; 4.2. Native evaluations and second language evaluations
  • 4.3 Native judges ' evaluations based on social background 5. Implications for research on housing discrimination; 6. Conclusion; References; SEX-BASED DIFFERENCES IN LANGUAGE CHOICE IN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD IN DETROIT; 1. Introduction; 2. The inner city area study; 3. Theoretical considerations; 4. The Vernacular Language Project (VLP); 5. Language and gender; 6. Language and gender in the 60+ age group; References; THE ENGLISH COMPETENCE OF CUBAN EXILES: THE CASE OF NOUN PLURALIZATION; 1. Introduction; 2. Informant selection and data gathering; 3. Data analysis
  • 4. Results and discussion
Extent
1 online resource (374 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613358417
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000074871
  • (EBL)811293
  • (OCoLC)778617826
  • (SSID)ssj0000827580
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11442697
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000827580
  • (PQKBWorkID)10831226
  • (PQKB)11174242
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC811293
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000074871
Label
Focus on the USA, edited by Edgar W. Schneider, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • FOCUS ON THE USA; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; INTRODUCTION: RESEARCH TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH; References; PINEY WOODS SOUTHERN; References; FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH; 1. Introduction; 2. Probability mapping; 3. Lexical variation in colonial cities; 4. Conclusion; References; THE COMPARABILITY OF LINGUISTIC ATLAS RECORDS: THE CASE OF LANCS AND LAGS; 1. Introduction; 2. Method; 3. Lexical results; 4. Phonological results; 5. Conclusion; References; TERMS USED FOR CHILDREN'S GAMES: COMPARING DARE'S FINDINGS WITH USAGE OF TODAY'S YOUTH
  • 1. Introduction 2. Methodology; 3. Findings; 4. Summary and reasons for change; THE DIALECTS OF THE MIDDLE WEST; 1. Introduction; 2. Northern, Midland, North Midland, South Midland; 3. Pronunciation: Sociolinguistic methods in a geographical context; 4. Foreign language influences; References; DIALECT CHANGE AND MAINTENANCE IN A POST-INSULAR ISLAND COMMUNITY; 1. Introduction; 2. An ethnographic perspective on dialect study; 3. The Ocracoke ""Brogue"" and other American English dialects; 4. The case of Ocracoke /ay/: Phonetic and phonological issues
  • 5. Phonetic implausibility vs. social significance 6. Weren't regularization; 7. Applying the principle of linguistic gratuity in Ocracoke; References; A COMPARISON OF VARIATION PATTERNS OF VARIABLES AMONG SIXTH-GRADERS IN AN OHIO COMMUNITY; 1. Influences on dialectal change; 1.1. The survey; 1.2. The community; 2. Methods; 2.1. Interviewing; 2.2. Measurement of linguistic variables; 2.3. Independent variables; 2.4. Measurement of correlation; 3. Analyses of the linguistic variables; 3.1. /o/; 3.2. /æ/; 3.3. /ai/; 3.4. Upgliding in dog and similar words
  • 3.5. The merger of pre-nasal /I/ and /ul/3.6. Mergers involving /ol/, /ull/, and /ul/; 3.7. Don't and home; 3.8. Roof; 3.9. Hostile; 3.10. Lightning bug; 3.11. Teeter-totter; 4. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; Appendix; References; PERCEPTIONS WITHIN A VARIABLE PARADIGM: BLACK AND WHITE RACIAL DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION BASED ON SPEECH*; 1.Introduction; 2. Theoretical foundations; 3. Procedures; 3.1. Speech selection; 3.2. The Linguistic Sensitivity Test; 3.3. Data specification; 4. Results; 4.1. Possible interpretations; 4.2. Native evaluations and second language evaluations
  • 4.3 Native judges ' evaluations based on social background 5. Implications for research on housing discrimination; 6. Conclusion; References; SEX-BASED DIFFERENCES IN LANGUAGE CHOICE IN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD IN DETROIT; 1. Introduction; 2. The inner city area study; 3. Theoretical considerations; 4. The Vernacular Language Project (VLP); 5. Language and gender; 6. Language and gender in the 60+ age group; References; THE ENGLISH COMPETENCE OF CUBAN EXILES: THE CASE OF NOUN PLURALIZATION; 1. Introduction; 2. Informant selection and data gathering; 3. Data analysis
  • 4. Results and discussion
Extent
1 online resource (374 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613358417
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000074871
  • (EBL)811293
  • (OCoLC)778617826
  • (SSID)ssj0000827580
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11442697
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000827580
  • (PQKBWorkID)10831226
  • (PQKB)11174242
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC811293
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000074871

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