Celebrating 100 Volumes of the Publication of the American Dialect Society

ddpads_100The most recent volume of the Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS), “Contested Southernness: The Linguistic Production and Perception of Identities in the Borderlands,” by Jennifer Cramer, is the 100th volume of this publication.

Contested Southernness” explores the interactions between language, identity, and borders where these interactions are neither simple nor straightforward. Through the example of Louisville, Kentucky, identities at the border are shown to be fluid, complex, and dynamic, with speakers constantly negotiating their amplified awareness of belonging. Read the volume, made freely available.

In celebration, all one hundred volumes of PADS are freely available online through 2016. Titles include:

Browse volumes 1-100 to discover the breadth of this resource, dating from 1944 to the present. To learn more about the journal, visit dukeupress.edu/american-speech.

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