English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

1931

Abstract

This thesis is a study of cowboy speech in its origin and process of formation with a glossary of terms. I do not attempt to present an exhaustive study. The words that I have gathered are representative, for the most part, are taken from books that have been written by men who spent the early part of their lives in the saddle, and thus have been in a position to use and know the speech of vaquero. No doubt there are many words and many phrases which I have not found. I present only that group which has been available through careful examination of those books included in my bibliography.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

T.M. Pearce

Second Committee Member

N/A

Third Committee Member

Vernon G. Sorrell

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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