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By W Wolfram and B Ward

ISBN-10: 1405121092

ISBN-13: 9781405121095

ISBN-10: 1405148853

ISBN-13: 9781405148856

American Voices is a set of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written through best researchers within the box. written through best researchers within the box and comprises Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others attention-grabbing examine the complete variety of yank social, ethnic, and nearby dialects written for the lay individual

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Rapid metropolitanization, the increasing dominance of high Guy Bailey and Jan Tillery 39 AVC06 39 21/7/05, 10:47 AM tech-industries in the state’s economy, and massive migration have reshaped the demography of the state. Roughly a third of the population now lives in the Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio metropolitan areas, and non-native Texans make up an increasingly large share of that population. Between 1950 and 1970, 85% of the population growth in Texas came from natural increase.

University Press of Kentucky. 28 If These Hills Could Talk AVC04 28 21/7/05, 10:47 AM 5 Doing the Charleston (South Carolina) Maciej Baranowski 5 Historic building in Charleston, South Carolina. © by Joshua Sowin. Maciej AVC05 29 Baranowski 29 21/7/05, 10:47 AM Charleston has always been a little different, and Charlestonians have for the most part cherished their distinctiveness. Being perhaps the most Southern city of all – socially and culturally – it was of course different from any city in the North.

Founded in 1718 about 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River to anchor the French colony of Louisiana, the port stood sentinel between the Gulf of Mexico to the south and almost half a continent to the north. Although its location made the city prone to diseases like yellow fever, to springtime flooding from the rising river, and to tropical storms, it also made the port strategically important to European colonial powers and later to the United States of America, which, in order to acquire the port of New Orleans, purchased the vast Louisiana territory from Napoleon.

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