Request for texts/articles of authentic Appalachian/other American Dialect.
bivyjr at DELLEPRO.COM
Sat Dec 22 05:41:08 UTC 2001
I am currently conducting a research on non-standard American English
expressions, and particularly on sentences reflecting the following
modal + have + past tense (instead of past participle)
Example: "I should have DID it sooner!"
This is the type of phrase used by a family originally from the Boone,
Hence my questions: 1) Does this particular verbal structure reflect an
authentic part of the Appalachian speech?
2) Where could I find authentic material
(spoken or written) displaying that type of expression?
Thank you for your help.
leji71 at hotmail.com
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