Migration, Accommodation and Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity
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]
English language, English language variation, Dialects, Appalachian migrants, African American migrants, Ethnic identity, Regional identity, Detroit, Michigan
Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | Phonetics and Phonology
Anderson, Bridget L., "Migration, Accommodation and Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity" (2008). English Faculty Bookshelf. 24.