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Speaking Pittsburghese

Speaking Pittsburghese

The Story of a Dialect

by Barbara Johnstone
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/12/2013
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This book explores the history of Pittsburghese, the language of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area as it is imagined and used by Pittsburghers. Pittburghese is linked to local identity so strongly that it is alluded to almost every time people talk about what Pittsburgh is like, or what it means to be a Pittsburgher. But what happened during the second half of the 20th century to reshape a largely unnoticed way of speaking into this highly visible urban "dialect"?
In this book, sociolinguist Barbara Johnstone focuses on this question. Treating Pittsburghese as a cultural product of talk, writing, and other forms of social practice, Johnstone shows how
non-standard pronunciations, words, and bits of grammar used in the Pittsburgh area were taken up into a repertoire of words and phrases and a vocal style that has become one of the most resonant symbols of local identity in the United States today.
ISBN:
9780199945702
9780199945702
Category:
linguistics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x21mm
Weight:
0.39kg

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