Appalachian English #linguistics

“We are twenty ‘ears behind the country, but I wouldn’t trade places with nobody”

Anyway, it is a decent, short, program on some of the uniqueness of the English in these hills.

And remember, it is Appalachia, not Appalachia

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

One thought on “Appalachian English #linguistics

  1. It is one of the few places in America where a handshake is better than a signed contract. And, God help you if one of those old mountain boys says he’s gonna kill you!

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