Dialects resources

Patti Kurtz pkurtz at HEIDELBERG.EDU
Sun Mar 30 14:46:50 UTC 2003

Hey everyone.  I belong to a writer's list serve and one writer is writing a
historical young adult novel and is looking for a book  that contains what she
calls "slang words and phrases for 1939-41 period in the U.S." The main
character's parents are from Ohio and NY so she's going for a Midwest regional
dialect from that time period.  Since it's young adult, her main character would
be around 14-16 years old, if that helps.

Can anyone recommend some books or other resources I can forward to this writer?


Patti J. Kurtz
Assistant Professor, English

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