New Publication Looks at How Alabamians Speak

Tributaries, Volume 10

The way Alabamians speak is the subject of the latest issue of Tributaries, the journal of the Alabama Folklife Association. 

Done in collaboration with guest editor Dr. Thomas Nunnally, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, it includes twelve articles by Alabama-oriented linguists in a style that is understandable to the nonlinguist. These include “South in Your Mouth? Vowel and Identity in Huntsville, Alabama,” “They Sound Better than We Do: Language Attitudes in Alabama,” “Just What is the Southern Drawl?” plus articles on native American languages, multilingual Alabama and more. Authors are Rachael Allbritten, a doctoral candidate in the department of Linguistics at Georgetown University; Dr. Charlotte Brammer of Samford University; Dr. Catherine Evans Davies of the English Department at the University of Alabama; Jocelyn Doxsey formerly of New York University; Dr. Crawford Feagin recently of the University of Zurich; J. Daniel Hasty, a graduate student in the department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University; Kimberly Johnson, a mentor teacher and English Department Head at Auburn Junior High; Anna Head Oggs, an English doctoral candidate at Auburn University; Dr. Michael Picone professor of French and Linguistics at the University of Alabama; and Dr. Robin Sabino of the Echota/Auburn University Tsalagi Language Revitalization Project.

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