Southeast American enclave dialects

The dialectal complexity of the American South should not be underestimated. A history of demographic upheavals has produced a complicated web of ethnic, regional, social, and generational variation, as well as relic areas, current focal areas, and former focal areas. Noteworthy enclave dialects in North Carolina, produced by centuries of relative isolation, have been the focus of much recent research. These include the dialects spoken on the island of Ocracoke, in coastal Hyde County, and by the Lumbee Indians.

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