Literature Review On Language Changes

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A Literature Review Concerning Language Changes of Appalachia Related to the Advent of the

Internet
Christopher Sharpe
Soci 5210: Socio Research
Dr. Kelly Foster
October 27, 2014
A Literature Review Concerning Language Changes of Appalachia 2 A Literature Review Concerning Language Changes of Appalachia Related to the Advent of the
Internet
Since the introduction of the Internet a curiosity has been occurring. The day-to-day language and its usage among the people of the United States have been changing. What most would consider being slang terminology and lingo has made its way into the mainstream as well as the professional world in striking ways. Although many studies have been done looking into this issue there is very little data detailing how the Internet has changed those that are considered to be more on the fringe of modern American society, specifically that of the rural Appalachian communities. This is a topic that should be of interest to many academics and professional researchers alike. As rural Appalachia begins to be opened up to the world through the Internet how will this dialect of American English change? What changes have already taken place? As a dialect, the language of Appalachia is an interesting case in American language history. Derived from a plethora of languages and dialects spanning the majority of Northwestern Europe; primarily
Germany, Northern Ireland (Scots-Irish/Ulster),…
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