AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Some Lexical Variants of Pioneer Ellis County

by Bernice Flake Crawford

Institution: North Texas State College
Year: 1950
Keywords: linguistics; speech; South
Record ID: 1555735
Full text PDF: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130242/


The purpose of this study is to give the common words, together with a collection of old expressions or terms, of the oldest residents of Ellis County and to trace their usage to the states in the Old South. The importance of recording these old words and terms is to preserve the oldest forms of the community for those who are interested in the growth and development of local speech and, also, to trace the history of these words.