Cowlitz County, linguistic change, catalyst
- “Catastrophic events have played a major role in the history of all languages, primarily in the form of population dislocations… [They] are more common than previously believed.”
- The rise of island tourism in Ocracoke in 1960s.
- Daily boat from Smith Island to mainland in 1974
Traditional features typically lost; innovative features expand.
- Texas and Oklahoma after WWII
- Influx of immigrants in Eastern Pennsylvania.
- Migration across dialect boundary in New England.
Original Publication Citation
Joseph A. Stanley. 2017 “Changes in the Timber Industry as a Catalyst for Linguistic Change.” Poster presentation at the 46th New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference (NWAV46). Madison, WI. November 2–5. (With UGA Graduate School travel award & UGA Depart-ment of Linguistic travel award.)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stanley, Joseph A., "Changes in the Timber Industry as a Catalyst for Linguistic Change" (2017). Faculty Publications. 6114.
Univeristy of Georgia
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