Understanding Appalachian Culture: A Thumbnail Sketch Although not generally considered to be a minority group, residents of Appalachia (sometimes referred to as mountaineers), differ from mainstream Americans in many ways. Due to isolation, as a result of physical boundaries, the people of Appalachia have developed a culture and dialect unlike any other. Today the physical boundaries ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1997
Understanding Appalachian Culture: A Thumbnail Sketch
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  • Anthony Roark
    Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Gloriajean Wallace
    Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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Article   |   July 01, 1997
Understanding Appalachian Culture: A Thumbnail Sketch
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1997, Vol. 3, 12-13. doi:10.1044/cds3.2.12
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1997, Vol. 3, 12-13. doi:10.1044/cds3.2.12
Although not generally considered to be a minority group, residents of Appalachia (sometimes referred to as mountaineers), differ from mainstream Americans in many ways. Due to isolation, as a result of physical boundaries, the people of Appalachia have developed a culture and dialect unlike any other. Today the physical boundaries separating Appalachia no longer exist, but it’s people largely maintain a lifestyle and culture passed down through the generations.
Clinicians may find it helpful to use the list of 10 important pieces of information recommended by Wallace (1996)  when detailing key aspects of culture and communication for the Appalachian population.
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