Regionalism

By: Zachary Grondines

What is Regionalism?

Regionalism is the theory or practicing of emphasizing the regional characteristics of locale or setting, by stressing local speech. This means that the author uses more local vocabulary depending on the setting, like in Huckleberry Finn.

Examples of Regionalism

An example of Regionalism could be how in North Eastern America, Rhode Island and Boston, instead of saying water fountain, they refer to them as bubblers. This is also seen with how they say pop rather than soda and supper rather than dinner. This is also seen overseas with how European countries say loo or bath rather than toilet or bathroom.

What are some other examples of Regionalism?

You can think about Southern US or Mid Western US

You could think about England or Canada

Citations

Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.

"Regionalism (language)." About. N.p., 2014. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.

Jackson, Brianna. "Huckleberry Finn: Huck Finn (Realism and Regionalism)."Huckleberry Finn: Huck Finn (Realism and Regionalism). N.p., 23 Oct. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.