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Language Variation and the Great Migration: Regionality and African American Language

  title={Language Variation and the Great Migration: Regionality and African American Language},
  author={Charlie Farrington},
2019 (exp.) Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon Dissertation: Language Variation and the Great Migration: Regionality and African American Language Chair: Prof. Tyler Kendall 2013 Linguistic Society of America, Summer Linguistics Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2011 M.A., Department of English North Carolina State University Capstone project: Devoicing in African American English: A longitudinal and apparent time analysis Advisor: Prof. Walt Wolfram 2008 B.A… Expand
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