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Down in the Holler: A Gallery of Ozark Folk Speech

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Down in the Holler, first published in 1953, is a classic study of Ozark folklore. The University of Oklahoma Press is especially pleased to introduce such an invaluable and delightfully written book to a new generation of researchers and Americans entranced by the Ozarks and the folkways of the past.

Until World War II the backwoodsmen living in the Ozark Mountains of sout
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published April 15th 1953 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 1st 1953)
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Mallory
I think I expected more out of this book than what I got. NOT because it wasn't chock-full of information about the Ozark dialect...because it was. In fact, it was TOO much. Essentially this guy collected a 200 page laundry list of all the phonological/grammatical/idioms/slang he has personally heard or that other people have told him. Well, that's great, but I think you could choose some of the best ones and not feel the need to put every single one in the book. His resources are valuable, but ...more
David
This is a very colloquially written but comprehensive survey of Ozark dialect. The authors discuss the history of Ozark dialect, regional variations, grammar, euphemisms, taboos, use of the dialect in fiction, and end the book with a glossary of Ozark words and phrases.

It's not organized like a reference book, so it's not easy to find a particular phrase or term, but if you are looking for an interesting read about Ozark customs and language, or want to get a good feel for the dialect for writin
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