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This paper is affiliated with the Department of Speech. Although the department was independent at the time of this paper's publication, it thereafter merged into the Theatre Department.


In this paper I distinguish dialect boundaries in Illinois simply within the frame of reference of my selected group and compare these results with previously published works (especially those of Northern Illinois). I would also like to find indications of the existence and location of a Nothern Midland-Southern Midland boundary in Illinois.


Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies