Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:42:11 -0500
From: Jim Crotty Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: HOW TO TALK AMERICAN
In a message dated 11/24/97 4:19:07 AM, you wrote:
I'm new to this list, so please forgive my ignorance of your book. Does it
cover anything of the Appalachian dialect? I am writing a short story that
has the main character speaking in an Appalachian dialect and I need to
document it carefully for class. There are Appalachian speakers all around
me, but I can't find much in the way of documentation!
Unfortunately, I did not cover Appalachian words or dialects in the book,
though one might argue that some Southern words are found in Appalachia. And
I have a large section on the South. I'm saving Appalachia and several other
regions/subcultures for a sequel.
Author, How To Talk American