Table of contents for Mill villagers and farmers : dialect and economics in a small southern town / Elizabeth DuPree McNair.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS	viii
Chapter 1: Goals, Methodology and Sociolinguistic Variation	1
	1.0	Introduction	1
	1.1	Theory and data	2
	1.2	Related studies	4
	1.3	Griffin speech varieties	6
	1.4	Field methods	8
		1.4.1	Social Variables	9
		1.4.2	Linguistic variables	11
	1.5	Data analysis	12
	1.6	Conclusion	15
Chapter 2: Settlement Patterns, Cultural Spaces, and Linguistic Evolution	16
	2.0	Introduction	16
	2.1	Local speech communities	18
		2.1.1	Farmers	18
		2.1.2	Mill workers	20
		2.1.3	African Americans	23
	2.2	Settlement patterns	25
		2.2.1	Paths of migration	25
		2.2.2	The Deterministic role of geography (and economics)	28
		2.2.3	Migrations and cultural spaces	33
		2.2.4	Imaginary geographies	38
	2.3	Linguistic patterns	45
		2.3.1	Early new world varieties	47
		2.3.2	Internal migrations and local contact sites	51
	2.4	Conclusion	55
	
Chapter 3: Phonological Features in Griffin, Georgia	57
	3.0	Introduction	57
	3.1	Shibboleths	60
		3.1.1	Absence, emphasis and insertion of /r/	60
		3.1.2	Glide deletion	64
	3.2	The Southern shift	71
		3.2.1	Critical background	75
		3.2.2	Vy chain shift	77
		3.2.3	Vw fronting	81
	3.3	Mergers	85
		3.3.1	The pin
pen merger	85
		3.3.2	The cot
caught merger	90
	3.3	Conclusion	95
Chapter 4: Grammatical Features in Griffin, Georgia	98
Introduction	98
4.1	a-VERB-ing	100
4.2	y'all		103
4.3	Multiple modals	104
4.4	Quasi-modals fixin to and gonna	107
4.5	Nonstandard verbal /s patterns	114
4.6	Perfect and completive done	120
	4.7	Conclusion	125
Chapter 5: Networks and Language Evolution	127
	5.0	Introduction	127
	5.1	Dialect evolution in Griffin	128
		5.1.1	McDavid's mill town	132
	5.2	Networks in Griffin	134
		5.2.1	Close-knit and loose-knit networks	135
		5.2.2	Weak and strong network ties	137
		5.2.3	Life modes	139
		5.2.4	Mobility	142
		5.2.5	Network scores in Griffin	143
	5.3	Conclusion	150
Appendix: Various Phonemic Notations	151
References	152

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Dialects -- Georgia -- Griffin.
Griffin (Ga.) -- Economic conditions.
Americanisms -- Georgia -- Griffin.
Griffin (Ga.) -- Social conditions.