Honors in English
Date of Award
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
David Korfhagen, Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
The research studies the Southern Appalachian dialect present in five poems in Melissa Range’s Scriptorium: Poems. The linguistic phenomena characteristic of Southern Appalachian English observed and analyzed in the poems include lexicon, grammatical features, and phonological aspects. The research seeks to bring attention to this Appalachian woman writer as well as to bring understanding of her reasoning behind incorporating the dialect in her poetry. It establishes that the five poems by Range contain the lexicon, grammatical features, and phonological aspects of the SAE dialect. It holds meaning both grammatically and pragmatically within the context of the poem and Appalachia.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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White, Jolee, "A Claiming of Kin: A Linguistic Analysis of Southern Appalachian English in Melissa Range's Scriptorium: Poems" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 675. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/675
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