Keywords

Cowlitz County, linguistic change, catalyst

Abstract

Catastrophic Change

  • “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.)

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2017-11

Publisher

Univeristy of Georgia

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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