Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 14:39:28 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: HOW TO TALK AMERICAN Marcia Moore, I deleted your direct request for info on Appalachian English so will reply via Jim Crotty's book heading. Joan Hall already referred another requester to DARE, vols. 1-3, and its index in _Publications of the American Dialect Society_, which can direct you to words and idioms used in AE. For grammar features, see Walt Wolfram and Donna Christian, _Appalachian Speech_, and other studies done over the past 20 years or more. In other words, sound scholarship on AE has been available for a long time!