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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia 2017

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 group that creates the Foxfire books


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.

Snake Handling in Church

Below is a video shows snake-handling in Jolo, West Virginia; it was uploaded to Youtube on February 5, 2008. There is a transcript of this video on the YouTube site under the ". . .More" tab.

TEDx Talk about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults

Below is a video of a TEDx Talk given by Kerry Magro on the topic "What happens to children with autism when they become adults?" This talk was uploaded on YouTube on February 19,2016. A transcript of this presentation is available on the YouTube site under the ". . .More" tab.


Fundamentalism in Appalachia and Beyond

"Fundamentalism in Christianity and Islam": a brief article from Religious defining the religious term.

"Pentacostal Pastors Argue 'Snake Handling is Their Religious Right'": ABC News article (and video) from November 2013 on the topic of religious freedom versus public safety.


Autism Fact Sheet: From the National Institute of Mental Health, a fact sheet on Autism Spectrum Disorder large website containing information, resources, links to research and support for those impacted by autism and related disorders.

Famous People With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Found on, here is a short list of famous or influential individuals from history or the present who have (or had) an autism spectrum disorder.