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Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English

Speakers: Southern Appalachian English


Speakers recorded by Joseph S. Hall in 1939, with name, age (if available), and community, county, and state of residence


  • Bill Barnes, 95, Hartford, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • George Thomas Baxter, c23, Cosby, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Nancy Benson, Cosby Creek, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Mrs. Bill Brown, Towstring Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • J. T. Buckner, CCC Camp, Round Bottom, xx North Carolina
  • John Burchfield, 58, Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee
  • Dan Cable, 73, Cable Branch, Proctor, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Fonze Cable, 59, Nine Mile, Blount County, Tennessee
  • Mack Caldwell, 53, Mt. Sterling, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Columbus Cardwell, Emerts Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Aden Carver, 91, Bradley Fork, Smokemont, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Mark Cathey, 54, Deep Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Steve Cole, 70, Sugarlands, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Jerry Collins, 23, Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee
  • D. F. Conner, 84, Oconaluftee, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Ralph Corbin, Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee
  • Bert Crisp, 47, Towstring Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Zeb Crisp, 64, Hazel Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Wendell Gates, Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina
  • Grover Gilley, Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Mack Hannah, 81, Little Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Mrs. Mack (Fannie) Hannah, 73, Little Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Millard Hill, 27, Saunook, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Gladys Hoyle, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Frank Lambert, 40, Towstring Creek, Smokemont, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Arlie Loveday, Copeland Creek, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Rhoda McMillon, 70, McMillon Settlement, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Grady Mathis, 50, Smokemont, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Mark Mehaffey, Maggie, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Wilford Metcalf, Del Rio, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Bill Moore, 21, Saunook, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Howard Moore, Saunook, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Manuel Moore, Saunook, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Al Morris, 67, Kirklands Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Wiley Oakley, 53, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Noah Ogle, 80, Emerts Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Newton Ownby, 77, Wears Valley, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Mrs. George Palmer, 65, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Mary Alice Palmer, 18, Hartford, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Will Palmer, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Mrs. Will Palmer, 69, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Margaret Parton, 66, Copeland Creek, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Rebecca Queen, 70, Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Amos Reagan, 45, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Mrs. Eunice Smelcer, Emerts Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Herman Smith, 20, Hot Springs, Madison County, North Carolina
  • Herbert Stephenson, 25, Saunook, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Mrs. Leona Stinnett, Emerts Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Will Stinnett, 70, Emerts Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Docia Styles, 66, Indian Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Eugene Sutton, 43, Cataloochee Creek, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Jake Sutton, 63, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Jim Sutton, 70, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina
  • Zilphie Sutton, 70, Chestnut Branch, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Aaron Swanninger, Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee
  • Jake Welch, 79, Ryan Branch, Hazel Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Fate Wiggins, 79, Deep Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Mary Wiggins, Deep Creek, Swain County, North Carolina
  • Steve Woody, 86, Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina

North Carolina

  • Graham County: Robbinsville
  • Haywood County: Cataloochee, Cataloochee Creek, Little Cataloochee, Maggie, Mt. Sterling, Saunook
  • Madison County: Hot springs
  • Swain County: Bradley Fork, Bryson City, Cable Branch, Cherokee, Chestnut Creek, Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Indian Creek, Kirklands Creek, Oconaluftee, Proctor, Smokemont, Towstring Creek

Tennessee

  • Blount County: Cades, Nine Mile
  • Campbell County: Jellico
  • Cocke County: Cosby, Cosby Creek, Del Rio, Hartford, McMillon Settlement
  • Hamblen County: Morristown
  • Sevier County: Emerts Cove, Copeland Creek, Gatlinburg, Sugarlands, Wears Valley