Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State
Yah, it's true! Wisconsin is one of the most linguistically interesting and diverse places in North America, with a rich heritage of Native American and immigrant languages and with three major dialects of American English. Highlighting topics such as how maps can convey the stories of language and the diversity of bilingual speakers that enriches our communities, Wisconsin Talk brings together perspectives from linguistics, history, cultural studies, and geography to illuminate why language matters in our everyday lives.
Thomas Purnell is associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and his research examines the interface between phonetics and phonology with a focus on regional pronunciation.
Eric Raimy is associate professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is coeditor of Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology and Handbook of the Syllable.