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Linguistic and object-based stance-taking in Appalachian interviews
Abstract This article uses data from interviews conducted in western North Carolina in order to examine the ways in which speakers enact authoritative, evaluative, and interactional stances toExpand
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Constructing the (m)other: A-prefixing, stance, and the lessons of motherhood
Abstract The present study examines two unprompted versions of the same story, related by a mother and daughter in separate sociolinguistic interviews. Following a quantitative intraspeakerExpand
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THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE ARMOIRE: LEXICAL VARIATION IN CASE FURNITURE TERMS
This article explores the vast amount of lexical variation in case furniture terms found within databases of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States and the Linguistic Atlas ofExpand
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“The Bush Was No Place for a Womanâ€: Personal Pronouns and Gender Stereotypes
This paper explores the relationship between use of personal pronouns and the articulation of gender stereotypes in written assignments of undergraduate students at a university in the southeasternExpand
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The Story of Chester Drawers
�William Labov wrote in 1972 that words are “slippery creatures, and many scholars have been distressed by their tendency to shift their meanings and slide out from under any simple definition”Expand
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The use of literary dialect in Uncle Tom's Cabin
This article explores Stowe's use of dialect in her controversial novel. Though some critics have mentioned the 'colorful language' of Stowe's characters, most debates about Uncle Tom's Cabin haveExpand
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7. Case study: Historic American building survey
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