The Legendary Language of the Appalachian “Holler”
An exploration of Appalachian English; its origins and its relation to other variations of English (such as AAE); the article also discusses the myth that Appalachian English is frozen in time, reminiscent of Old English. [Published on 08-08-2018]
American Tongues: How they talk in KY, OH, and TXPlay video
An excerpt from the documentary American Tongues profiling speech in three states: Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas.
Listen: How to Speak with a certain Southern Twang
Walt Wolfram discusses the Appalachian variety in North Carolina in an audio clip for North Carolina public radio, including features like [Published on 06-09-2014]
The Grammar Rules Behind 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects
A 2013 piece highlighting three features of three stigmatized U.S. dialects - a-prefixing in Appalachian English, "liketa" in Southern English, and remote past BIN in African American English
Stereotypes of an Appalachian DialectPlay video
A speaker of an Appalachian dialect discusses stereotypes of his dialect.
Story of English: Appalachian EnglishPlay video
Segment from the 1986 documentary "The Story of English" on Appalachian English.
Them Hillibillies(Enlarge image)
From the Indiana State Museum; full title "Since them hillbillies moved down to the holler."
Mountain TalkPlay video
An excerpt from the film "Mountain Talk," on Applachian English in North Carolina, from the the North Carolina Language and Life Project