Skip to main content

Past Studies

We have studied a number of linguistic features associated with West Virginia and Appalachia. These include the following:
  • Perfective “done” 
  • Leveled “was” 
  • Demonstrative “them” 
  • A-prefixing
  • “For-to” infinitive
  • Alveolar “-ing” 
  • Consonant cluster reduction
  • Vowel mergers for low-back and front-lax
  • Pleonastic pronouns
  • Quotative “like”

Research Resources Produced by Dr. Hazen

Hazen, Methodology for a Rapidly Reconfigured Variable, ISLE 2, PDF of e-slides:  Methodology for a Variable

Hazen, Methods 14, Transitioning from Old School Variationist Methodology to What?, PDF of e-slides:  Old School Methods

Hazen, University of Kentucky, Something Old & Something New. PDF of e-slides:  Dialect Features in WV

Hazen, NWAV 40, A Rapidly Reconfigured Variable. PDF of e-slides:  Quotatives in West Virginia

Hazen & Dodsworth, LSA 2012, Going to L in Appalachia, PDF of e-slides:  Going to L in Appalachia