Michael Montgomery, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina, who edited the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English with Joseph Sargent Hall, has created Appalachian English, a “website on the speech of one of America’s most often misunderstood regions – southern and central Appalachia, which stretches from north Georgia to West Virginia… the native speech of millions of Americans.” It has transcripts with sound files, articles by Montgomery, a bibliography, and a dictionary, where each entry “includes a definition, etymological information…, and further dated quotations.” Thanks go to Grant Barrett for bringing this extremely worthy project to my attention.


  1. I love a nice bit of dialect, thanks for the link. I found the recordings very disappointing though; it’s high time he got some new ones.

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