Dialects and Toponyms

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Dialects and Toponyms The following is a list of terms presented in this section of the textbook.  If you have  read this section, then you have seen them in boldface, italics, or heavy green font.  These terms are listed below in their order of appearance in the book, but most are also  defined in the glossary.  The section quiz will assess your comprehension of these  terms by requiring you to answer up to 10 randomly-selected questions from a database  of many questions.  The questions will refer to the readings and illustrations in the  section reading.  You may receive more than one question relating to a specific term  and you probably not receive a question pertaining to every term.  The study questions  that follow are intended to help you prepare for the quiz. accent dialect geography isoglosses network standard Great Migration Latino English Chicano English standard dialect prestige dialect toponyms STUDY QUESTIONS Examine Figure 4.16c.  Think for a minute about your own linguistic identity.  You are  obviously an English speaker, although English may not be your first language.  If  English is your first language, then you also have a dialect that identifies your class and/ or region.  If you grew up in Oklahoma, you may have a dialect that is classified by  linguistic geographers as (a) Southern, (b) Midland, (c) Western, or even (d) Texan.  Indeed, the dialect patterns of Oklahoma make it among the more complex states in 
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course FPST 4143 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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