Regional Dialect Variation within the United States of America by Dagmar Hecher

Regional Dialect Variation within the United States of America

byDagmar Hecher

Kobo ebook | September 10, 2006

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: Gut, University of Vienna, course: English Linguistics: Introductory Seminar, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I chose to take a closer look at the different dialect regions within the United States of America because during the last semester at university I had been trying to adopt the American English accent into my own speech, and I wanted to learn where all the things the teachers had told l me to do had their origins. At first I wanted to deal with each and every of the ten dialect regions within the US, looking at all the phonemes which in some way characterized them. After I had done some research I learned that this way I would have had to spend a year on that paper, instead of the planned two months. So I decided to concentrate only on three Northern American dialect regions: Eastern New England, the South and the Central Midland. After writing the first part of my paper, including the study on the dialect spoken in the South, I found out that my topic was still too big. That was why I made the final decision to leave out the vowels in my study and to concentrate mainly on consonants, with the exception of the r-coloring. This turned out to be a research field easily big enough for my first paper of that kind.

Title:Regional Dialect Variation within the United States of AmericaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 10, 2006Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3638543048

ISBN - 13:9783638543040

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