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The Resource Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect, Barbara Johnstone

Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect, Barbara Johnstone

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Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect
Title
Speaking Pittsburghese
Title remainder
the story of a dialect
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Johnstone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 during the second half of the 20th century to reshape a largely unnoticed way of speaking in the southwestern Pennsylvania region into a highly visible urban 'dialect' called Pittsburghese, linked to local identity so strongly that Pittsburghese is alluded to almost every time people talk about what Pittsburgh is like or what it means to be a Pittsburgher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnstone, Barbara,
Dewey number
427.974886
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Oxford studies in sociolinguistics
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  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect, Barbara Johnstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn967259633
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199369836
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967259633
Label
Speaking Pittsburghese : the story of a dialect, Barbara Johnstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn967259633
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199369836
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967259633

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