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How To Speak Midwestern

Author : Edward McClelland
ISBN : 0997774274
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Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, city chicken, shampoo banana, and Chevy in the Hole are all phrases that are familiar to Midwesterners but sound foreign to anyone living outside the region. This book explains not only what Midwesterners say but also how and why they say it and covers such topics as: the causes of the Northern cities vowel shift, why the accents in Fargo miss the nasality that s a hallmark of Minnesota speech, and why Chicagoans talk more like people from Buffalo than their next-door neighbors in Wisconsin. Readers from the Midwest will have a better understanding of why they talk the way they do, and readers who are not from the Midwest will know exactly what to say the next time someone ends a sentence with eh? ."
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How To Talk Midwestern

Author : Robert Thomas
ISBN : 187848821X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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To speak good Midwestern you need to: Get gear dup by studyin this book. Before you know it you'll be speaking Midwestern Pertnear as good as Everybody.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Speaking American

Author : Josh Katz
ISBN : 9780544702523
Genre : Social Science
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From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up? In December 2013, Josh Katz released an interactive dialect quiz in the New York Times that became the most viewed page in the paper's history. Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular. How do you pronounce "pecan"? What do you call a long sandwich with varieties of meats and cheeses? Do you cut the grass or mow the lawn? The answers to these questions—and the distinctions they reveal about who says what and where they say it—are not just the ultimate in cocktail party fodder; they are also windows into the history of our nation, our regions, and our language. On page after page, readers will be fascinated and charmed by these stunning maps of how Americans speak as they gain new insights into our language and ourselves. For fans of Eats, Shoots and Leaves and How the States Got Their Shapes, Speaking American is an irresistible feast of American regional speech.
Category: Social Science

French Lessons

Author : Alice Kaplan
ISBN : 9780226424194
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Raised the daughter of a Jewish lawyer who prosecuted Nazi war criminals, Alice escapes into another world via the French language and culture yet finds, through deconstructionist history, the existence of French fascism, and ultimately her intellectual coming of age. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Southern Migrants Northern Exiles

Author : Chad Berry
ISBN : 0252068416
Genre : History
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One of the largest internal migrations in U.S. history, the great white migration left its mark on virtually every family in every southern upland and flatland town. In this extraordinary record of ordinary lives, dozens of white southern migrants describe their experiences in the northern ""wilderness"" and their irradicable attachments to family and community in the South. Southern out-migration drew millions of southern workers to the steel mills, automobile factories, and even agricultural fields and orchards of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. Through vivid oral histories, Chad Berry explores the conflict between migrants' economic success and their ""spiritual exile"" in the North. He documents the tension between factory owners who welcomed cheap, naive southern laborers and local ""native"" workers who greeted migrants with suspicion and hostility. He examines the phenomenon of ""shuttle migration,"" in which migrants came north to work during the winter and returned home to plant spring crops on their southern farms. He also explores the impact of southern traditions - especially the southern evangelical church and ""hillbilly"" music - brought north by migrants.Berry argues that in spite of being scorned by midwesterners for violence, fecundity, intoxication, laziness, and squalor, the vast majority of southern whites who moved to the Midwest found the economic prosperity they were seeking. By allowing southern migrants to assess their own experiences and tell their own stories, Southern Migrants, Northern Exiles refutes persistent stereotypes about migrants' clannishness, life-style, work ethic, and success in the North.
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Stoner

Author : John Williams
ISBN : 9781590173930
Genre : Fiction
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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.
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The New Midwest

Author : Mark Athitakis
ISBN : 0997774282
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In the public imagination, Midwestern literature has not evolved far beyond heartland laborers and hardscrabble immigrants of a century past. But as the region has changed, so, in many ways, has its fiction. In this book, the author explores how shifts in work, class, place, race, and culture has been reflected or ignored by novelists and short story writers. From Marilynne Robinson to Leon Forrest, Toni Morrison to Aleksandar Hemon, Bonnie Jo Campbell to Stewart O Nan this book is a call to rethink the way we conceive Midwestern fiction, and one that is sure to prompt some new must-have additions to every reading list."
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Speaking Amish

Author : Lillian Stoltzfus
ISBN : 1601263724
Genre : Pennsylvania German dialect
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Thousands of people can speak Pennsylvania German, so why can't you? This book will introduce you to this fascinating language and give you the tools to start learning it. The CD that accompanies the book has Amish children reciting the lesson conversations. Enjoy the language of the Amish!
Category: Pennsylvania German dialect

The Dead Farmer S Almanac

Author : Jim Larranaga
ISBN : 1462828728
Genre : Fiction
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A young Minnesota farmer is struck by lightning and found dead in a field. Newspaper reporter Eddy Osland thinks hes happened across an unfortunate farm accident until the dead farmers brother hands Eddy an almanac, claiming his brother was murdered because he had proof that the government controls the global weather system. As soon as Eddy takes possession of the almanac, his life is thrown upside down. National Security Agents begin following him, eyewitnesses are killed, and his wife and children are missing. Eddy is left with little evidence as the government begins closing in to discredit him. The only person who can help him prove his case is a Vietnam veteran who was listed as an MIA over twenty years before.
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