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American Regional Dialects

A Word Geography
Craig M. Carver
Discusses the origin, distribution, and character of American dialects


American Regional Dialects is the first comprehensive description of the dialect areas of the United States. Focusing on some 2000 dialect expressions, it traces the cultural and historical forces that have shaped speech regions and given them their characteristic vocabularies. Nearly 100 maps help define dialect boundaries and individual isoglosses.

"...[I]ndispensable to the study of American regional dialects." —Choice

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Copyright © 1987, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

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  • 7 x 10.
  • 336pp.
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  • Paper
  • 1987
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  • 978-0-472-08103-5

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