Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:42:11 -0500

From: Jim Crotty Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM


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!

Marcia Moore

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