From stigma to respect

Studying and working with the Appalachian ‘hillbilly’ dialect begins to gain academic legitimacy in the US.

[Update Jan 2016] Mair aboot Soothren Appalachian 

How to speak Southern Appalachian

“Southern Mountain Speech” is the official term given to the dialect spoken in Southern Appalachia. It is a unique subset of the Southern accent, with many similarities in pronunciations but with a lot of differences, as well (there are also a lot of similarities with many African American dialects.)

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