Posted on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Our earlier post had some animosity towards Alabama (or at least one town in particular), so we’ll even things out by sharing some authorial love for it.

Speaking Of Alabama: The History, Diversity, Function And Change Of Language is a collection of essays about the way people speak in the Heart of Dixie.

One contributor, University of Alabama linguistics professor Catherine Davies, went on Weekend Edition to chat about a section she wrote about southern pronouns.

You can listen to her defense and endorsement of “y’all” and its variants, as well as the issues it does present, below, or read a transcript of her conversation with Scott Simon on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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