This book consists of 11 essays by professors that seek to illuminate various aspects of our regional dialect. The first part emphasizes the reality of different sub-regions within our region. The second part deals with the intersections of linguistics and ethnicity and sexuality and identity. The third and final part looks at language in four different arenas - in the high school, the college, in literature, and in the world of race-car driving. The author has taught linguistics for twenty-two years at West Virginia University.
Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2020. 203 pages with an Index. Trade paperback.