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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia-X

Web Resources: Appalachia: Culture and Linguistics

Appalachia: The Region and its People

CSEGA: Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Appalachian Region Commission: government commission on Appalachia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: home page of the Appalachian Trail

Foxfire.org:the group that creates the Foxfire books

Language

The dialect of the Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History

Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!

DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.

Video of Appalachian English

YouTube Video description: Excerpt on Appalachian English from the documentary film Mountain Talk.

Folk Hero: John Henry

YouTube video of "John Henry," a folk ballad from the Appalachian region.

Web Resources: Poetry

Poets.org

Poetry.org: Resource for poets and students of poetry

Poetry Foundation: Foundation website provides articles, poems, and other resources for and about poetry's creation and cultural impacts.