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The Resource How to speak Midwestern, Edward McClelland

How to speak Midwestern, Edward McClelland

Label
How to speak Midwestern
Title
How to speak Midwestern
Statement of responsibility
Edward McClelland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, city chicken, shampoo banana, and Chevy in the Hole are all phrases that are familiar to Midwesterners but sound foreign to anyone living outside the region. This book explains not only what Midwesterners say but also how and why they say it and covers such topics as: the causes of the Northern cities vowel shift, why the accents in 'Fargo' miss the nasality that's a hallmark of Minnesota speech, and why Chicagoans talk more like people from Buffalo than their next-door neighbors in Wisconsin. Readers from the Midwest will have a better understanding of why they talk the way they do, and readers who are not from the Midwest will know exactly what to say the next time someone ends a sentence with "eh?"
Cataloging source
YDX
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McClelland, Ted
Dewey number
427.977
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Middle West
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Label
How to speak Midwestern, Edward McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-142)
Contents
Inland North -- Midland -- North Central -- Glossaries
Control code
ocm959032362
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780997774276
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)959032362
Label
How to speak Midwestern, Edward McClelland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-142)
Contents
Inland North -- Midland -- North Central -- Glossaries
Control code
ocm959032362
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780997774276
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)959032362

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