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American dialects

Lewis Herman

American dialects

a manual for actors, directors, and writers

by Lewis Herman

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Published by Theatre Arts Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Dialects -- United States.,
    • Americanisms.

    • Edition Notes

      First published in 1947 under title: Manual of American dialects, for radio, stage, screen, and television.

      Statementby Lewis Herman and Marguerite Shalett Herman.
      ContributionsHerman, Marguerite Shalett, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2841 .H4 1959
      The Physical Object
      Pagination328 p.
      Number of Pages328
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5775141M
      LC Control Number59013238

      Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. Search in this book. Browse content This anthology emphasizes dialects of American English and language variation in America. The editors present original essays by today's leading investigators, including articles by some of Europe's best dialectologists, obtained expressly for this. This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects-- American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States. In each case, a general description and history of the dialect is given, followed by an analysis of vowel and consonant peculiarities, of its individual lilt and rhythm, and of its grammar : Taylor And Francis.

      Listen to accents and dialects of the United States for free from IDEA, the world's leading online archive of dialects and accents. This Map Shows How Americans Speak 24 Different English Dialects. Max Nisen. TZ The letter F. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email.

      The second edition of American English includes new chapters on social and ethnic dialects, including more comprehensive discussions of Latino, Native American, Cajun English, and other varieties, samples from a wider array of US regions, and a separate chapter on African American English.   American Voices is a collection of short, readable descriptions of various American dialects, written by top researchers in the field.. written by top researchers in the field and includes Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, among many othersPrice: $


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This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects--American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States.

In each case, a general description and history of the dialect is given, followed by an analysis of vowel and consonant peculiarities, of its individual lilt and rhythm, and of its grammar by: 3.

An excellent visual, cartographical, and infographical presentation on the variations in American English. Divvied up into five chapters ("parts") with a note, introduction, conclusion, index of terms, and index of places, generally the book consists of a map comparing and contrasting what Americans call things or sound, with a textual explanation and a map of the United States variously /5().

The book will undoubtedly continue to be used as one of the key texts in the instruction of American dialects for many years to come.” Journal of American dialects book "This is an indispensable book, not just for students but for anyone who wants to know how the English language varies in the United States and how this variation has been studied Price: $ A survey of more t people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.

The biblical book of Judges () tells us how one group of speakers used the word shibboleth, Charley () and included these thoughts on American dialects: Oneofmypurposeswastolisten,tohearspeech, accent, speech rhythms, overtones, and emphasis. For I hope that American Englishdoesnotturnintoabland,homogenized,pasteurized,File Size: 69KB.

Classical Southern and African American Vernacular English (AAVE) [ɜɪ] instead of [ɝ] in some Classical Southern dialects Sep The Pin-Pen Merger, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Texas Cattle Drives Other Areas with the Pin-Pen Merger Jul New York City and Its Offspring.

The Dialects Of England (Hardcover) by. Peter Trudgill (shelved 1 time as dialect) Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.

In the Heart of the Dark Wood (Paperback) by. Billy Coffey (Goodreads Author) (shelved 1 time as dialect). Dialect Map of American English. Not all people who speak a language speak it the same way. A language can be subdivided into any number of dialects which each vary in some way from the parent language.

The term, accent, is often incorrectly used in its place, but an accent refers only to the way words are pronounced, while a dialect has its own grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and common. This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects--American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States.

In each case, a general description and history of the dialect is given, followed by an analysis of vowel and consonant peculiarities, of its individual lilt and rhythm, and of its grammar by: 3.

Learn the American Southern dialect often found in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri, from renowned accent coach Paul Meier. This user-friendly book, or ebook, is the industry standard for this dialect.

See below for a description of the three formats available. "Your 'Accents & Dialects for Stage & Screen' is a fabulous resource for anyone involved in dialect training for actors — I know of no other contemporary work to compare with its scope and depth. It’s meticulous, exhaustive, and very well organized into a clear and rational step-by-step approach.

The authors of American English explain it this way: When people ask us what we do for a living, and we reply that we study American English dialects, one of the next questions inevitably is, "how. All-American Dialects by Richard Lederer Octo Uncategorized Brandon McPeak As I read Richard Lederer’s essay about all the dialects across the United States, it really made me realize how many various dialects there actually are in this great country of ours.

Pacific Northwest: More influence from Native American languages. An example is the potluck, a gathering where everyone brings a dish, a derivation of the Native American “potlatch. This book is especially valuable because it presents, for the first time ever, a complete spelling system for the dialect, allowing authors and playwrights to easily and accurately write the sound of the city into their work.

~ clothbound ~ pp. ~ ISBN. American Dialects A Manual for Actors, Directors and Writers (Book): Herman, Lewis: This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects-- American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States.

In each case, a general description and history of the dialect is given, followed by an analysis of vowel and. For more Information about DARE and a dialectology approach to American dialects, see Craig Carver’s book American Regional Dialects: A Word Geography or visit the Dictionary of American.

Definition of Terms. The type of English spoken in the United States is commonly referred to as American English (AE). “Languages are invariably manifested through their dialects, and to speak a language is to speak some dialect of that language. the term dialect is defined as a neutral label to refer to any variety of a language which is shared by a group of speakers” (Wolfram, this book provides a comprehensive examination of dialectology as a descriptive science and of major aspects of american english dialects.

the first two chapters define what dialects are and how regional and social dialects differ from one another in terms of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. chapter 3 notes the patterns of settlement history, population shift, and physical geography.

This text describes the dialect areas of the United States. Focusing on some 2, dialect expressions, it traces cultural and historical forces that have shaped these speech regions and given them their characteristic vocabularies. The author not only explains the genesis and character of the dialects, but also explores the geographical and etymological origins of many unique words and.

Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, and has authored numerous books including The Development of African American English (with Erik Thomas, Blackwell, ) and American Voices (co-edited with Ben Ward, Blackwell, ).His most recent book is Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina ().Arguably the most famous book written in American dialect is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

After running away from his alcoholic father, Huck travels the great Mississippi River alongside an escaped slave named Jim. American Voices is a collection of short, readable descriptions of various American dialects, written by top researchers in the field.

written by top researchers in the field and includes Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, among many others/5.