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Perceptual Dialectology in Central Wisconsin

‘You Must Be from Wisconsin Because of Your Accent and Because You Know How to Drink’

Authors: Braun, Sarah

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This book investigates the complex interplay of language discourse and variation in Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA. The combination of different research methods such as ethnographic observations, sociolinguistic interviews, and methods used in perceptual dialectology allows the meaning of language variation in Marathon County to be studied on different levels, i.e. how speakers position themselves within their speech community overtly through discourse and, more subtly, through their linguistic practices. Results show that Wisconsin English is becoming increasingly enregistered, a finding which none of the individual approaches to studying language discourse and variation in Marathon County reveals on their own. It is shown that a “Nortwoods persona” is beginning to evolve which links place, identity, and language use.


About the authors

Sarah Braun has been a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg–Essen from 2016-2020. Her research focuses on the interface of non-linguists' perceptions of language variation and their language production in central Wisconsin, USA. She finished her PhD in 2020 and currently does not work in academia. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction and Background

    Pages 1-15

    Braun, Sarah

  • About Central Wisconsin

    Pages 17-36

    Braun, Sarah

  • Research Design

    Pages 37-48

    Braun, Sarah

  • Results I: Ethnographic Observations

    Pages 49-80

    Braun, Sarah

  • Results II: Perceptual Dialectology

    Pages 81-147

    Braun, Sarah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perceptual Dialectology in Central Wisconsin
Book Subtitle
‘You Must Be from Wisconsin Because of Your Accent and Because You Know How to Drink’
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer-Verlag GmbH, DE, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-63446-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-63446-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-63445-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 243
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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