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Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

Barbara Johnstone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945689
eISBN:
9780199369836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945689.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the history of Pittsburghese, the local dialect of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area as it is imagined and used by Pittsburghers. Sociolinguist Barbara Johnstone asks what happened ... More


Pittsburgh Speech and Pittsburghese

Barbara Johnstone

in Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945689
eISBN:
9780199369836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945689.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by introducing the study and situating it in the scholarly literature on sociolinguistic variation, identity, and place. An essential pre-condition for the development of ... More


Yinz Are in Stiller Country: Dialect, Place, and Social Meaning in Language

Barbara Johnstone

in Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945689
eISBN:
9780199369836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945689.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter lays the theoretical groundwork needed to answer the questions posed in chapter 1: What is the relationship between Pittsburgh speech and Pittsburghese? How does Pittsburgh speech, a set ... More


This Syntax Needs Studied

Elspeth Edelstein

in Micro-Syntactic Variation in North American English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367221
eISBN:
9780199367245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367221.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the alternative embedded passive (AEP), a feature of varieties such as “Pittsburghese,” in which a past participle directly follows need, want, or like, as in “The cat needs ... More


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