Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess
the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in
dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection
reflects the cutting-edge research presented at the fourth
decennial meeting of Language Variety in the South in 2014.
Focusing on the ongoing changes and surprising continuities
associated with the contemporary South, the contributors use
innovative methodologies to pave new pathways for understanding the
social dynamics that shape the language in the South today.
Along with the editors, contributors to the volume include Agnes
Bolonyai, Katie Carmichael, Phillip M. Carter, Becky Childs, Danica
Cullinan, Nathalie Dajko, Catherine Evans Davies, Robin Dodsworth,
Hartwell S. Francis, Kirk Hazen, Anne H. Charity Hudley, Neal
Hutcheson, Alex Hyler, Mary Kohn, Christian Koops, William A.
Kretzschmar Jr., Sonja L. Lanehart, Andrew Lynch, Ayesha M. Malik,
Christine Mallinson, Jim Michnowicz, Caroline Myrick, Michael D.
Picone, Dennis R. Preston, Paul E. Reed, Joel Schneier, James
Shepherd, Erik R. Thomas, Sonya Trawick, and Tracey L. Weldon.