Quality scholarship: From Ulster to America: The Scotch-Irish Heritage of American English

If you want to see what proper research into the roots of American English looks like, I highly recommend Michael Montgomery’s From Ulster to America: The Scotch-Irish Heritage of American English. Michael is also co-editor of the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English and the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 5: Language. You can get a taste of his scholarship at his web site about Southern Appalachian English.

Posted November 12, 2007

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