College Of Arts and Sciences | Indiana Dialects
E104 | 0054 | Botne, R.

Language differences are inevitable in a society composed of
numerous social and ethnic groups. These differences in language
serve as one of the most obvious indicators of social and regional
variations. Consequently, they affect the impressions we have of
those we meet around us every day. In this course students will
consider what it means to talk about dialects in general and Indiana
dialects in particular. One focus throughout the course will be the
speech of young adults in Indiana: how it might be investigated, how
it differs from that identified in other studies, whether current
dialect differences match former dialect boundaries.