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Author Schilling-Estes, Natalie, author

Title Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks : the Story of the Ocracoke Brogue / Natalie Schilling-Estes, Walt Wolfram
Published Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (2 pages)
Series North Carolina History & Culture anthology
NC LIVE module
North Carolina History & Culture anthology
Summary As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They trace its development, identify the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary and syntax that make it unique and even provide a glossary and quiz to enhance the reader's knowledge of 'Ocracokisms.' In the process, they offer an intriguing look at the role language plays in a culture's efforts to define and maintain itself. But Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks is more than a linguistic study. Based on extensive interviews with more than 70 Ocracoke residents of all ages and illustrated with captivating photographs by Ann Ehringhaus and Herman Lankford, the book offers valuable insight on what makes Ocracoke special. In short, by tracing the history of island speech, the authors succeed in opening a window on the history of the islanders themselves
Notes Original document: Book
In North Carolina History & Culture
Subject Americanisms -- North Carolina -- Ocracoke Island.
Americanisms -- North Carolina -- Outer Banks.
English language -- Dialects -- North Carolina -- Ocracoke Island.
English language -- Dialects -- North Carolina -- Outer Banks.
Ocracoke Island (N.C.) -- Languages.
Ocracoke Island (N.C.) -- Social conditions.
Outer Banks (N.C.) -- Languages.
Outer Banks (N.C.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Wolfram, Walt, 1941- author
ISBN 0807866377