Monthly Archives: February 2008

Reading the Apostrophe’s Absence: On Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s meetins

In UTC, the dialect form of meeting (sometimes plural meetings) is meetin’ (with apostrophe to signal dropped g in pronunciation) or meetin (with neither g nor apostrophe). What might the presence or absence of the apostrophe mean? Hayley: ’t was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Psychology of Transcription

For the past five days I’ve rededicated myself to transcribing my copy of the first edition of John P. Jewett’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. While in my dissertation I outlined my techniques of transcription–and I strive for the utmost rigor–here I’d … Continue reading

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