By W Wolfram and B Ward
American Voices is a suite of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written through best researchers within the box. written through best 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 entire diversity of yankee social, ethnic, and nearby dialects written for the lay individual
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The City was devastated during the Civil War and its economy suffered for many years afterward. In more recent decades, it has developed into one of America’s great tourist sites, connected to its past while celebrating its present. The lavish, traditional architecture of the homes inhabited by mostly upper-class whites stand side by side with former slave quarters and city markets now celebrating the Gullah culture of African Americans, with language differences still reflecting the similarities and differences of its history.
Thomas, Erik R. (2001) An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English. Publication of the American Dialect Society 85. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Tillery, Jan, Guy Bailey, and Tom Wikle (2004) Demographic Change and American Dialectology in the 21st Century. American Speech 79: 227–49. Guy Bailey and Jan Tillery 41 AVC06 41 21/7/05, 10:47 AM 7 Speaking the Big Easy (New Orleans, LA) Connie Eble 742Bourbon Street, New during Mardi Gras. © by EauClaire Media. Speaking theOrleans Big Easy AVC07 42 21/7/05, 10:47 AM A new Roman Catholic bishop was recently installed in New Orleans.
In addition to the disappearance of the old distinctive features, dialect development in Charleston has followed the lead of other regions. The vowel in words such as two, do, and boot is now also pronounced with the tongue moving to the front of the mouth, so that two can sound like teeoo. This particular feature is now found in a large number of American dialects in the South, California, and other places. Another recent feature in Charleston – one also found in the South in general and in Philadelphia Maciej Baranowski 33 AVC05 33 21/7/05, 10:47 AM – is the pronunciation of words such as so, go, and bone, where the first element of the vowel is pronounced with the tongue in central, rather than the usual back, position, so that bone can sound like bay-own.
American Voices by W Wolfram and B Ward