By Walt Wolfram
As many viewers to Ocracoke will attest, the island's bright dialect is one among its such a lot unique cultural gains. In Hoi Toide at the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes current a desirable account of the Ocracoke brogue. They hint its improvement, establish the weather of pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax that make it precise, or even supply a word list and quiz to augment the reader's wisdom of 'Ocracokisms.' within the method, they provide an interesting examine the position language performs in a culture's efforts to outline and preserve itself. yet Hoi Toide at the Outer Banks is greater than a linguistic examine. according to huge interviews with greater than seventy Ocracoke citizens of every age and illustrated with alluring photos via Ann Ehringhaus and Herman Lankford, the publication bargains necessary perception on what makes Ocracoke detailed. briefly, by way of tracing the historical past of island speech, the authors achieve establishing a window at the background of the islanders themselves.
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