Extract 3

This is an example of the dialect Appalachian English from West Virginia in the US. It is from a study carried out by the sociolinguist Walt Wolfram (cited in Crystal 2003: 315). Appalachian speech is considered to represent a very conservative dialect of American English, and therefore to be closer to than other dialects to the speech of the original Elizabethan settlers. Despite certain features that are not used in any other modern English dialects (Jenkins 2009: 74), you should have understood this extract very easily. 

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