Migration, Accommodation and Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity

Title

Migration, Accommodation and Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity

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Description

This work marries qualitative ethnographic methods to quantitative acoustic methods. The analysis describes how internal and external factors in phonological change differ and demonstrates how these two forces interact to structure the phonological systems of Appalachian and African American Southern Migrant speakers in the Detroit, Michigan area. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780230008861

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

Houndmills, England

Keywords

English language, English language variation, Dialects, Appalachian migrants, African American migrants, Ethnic identity, Regional identity, Detroit, Michigan

Disciplines

Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | Phonetics and Phonology