"The unique contribution of this book is the combination of methods the author uses to approach the study of literary dialect. While incorporating computational analysis of language made possible by recently available text-analysis programs, she also uses more traditional techniques of literary criticism and dialect study to evaluate dialect in literary texts."
—Cynthia Bernstein, editor of The Text and Beyond: Essays in literary Linguistics and coeditor of Language Variety in the South Revisited
About the Author
Lisa Cohen Minnick is Assistant Professor of English at Western Michigan University. She has contributed to the African American and Gullah data digitization project for the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States at the University of Georgia.