Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0009-0001-7567-4179

Date Available

7-24-2023

Year of Publication

2023

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/School/Program

Linguistics

First Advisor

Dennis R. Preston

Abstract

The present study analyzes new interviews from fifteen Tulsan speakers of English and maps produced by draw-a-map tasks. The interviews and subsequent map tasks were conducted over the course of the winter of 2021 for the purpose of this thesis and have been analyzed for folk linguistic information about the perceptions of Tulsa and the rest of the state. The study finds that Tulsan speakers hold similar dialectal perceptions about both their own city and other locations as their fellow Oklahomans, and also provides evidence of a deteriorating faith among Tulsans in the existence of the northern-southern dialectal divide compared to the urban-rural dialectal divide.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2023.296

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