Request for texts/articles of authentic Appalachian/other American Dialect.

Billy Ivy 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,
NC area.
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

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