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College of Science
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This research project delineates and examines the relative strength of the major vernacular culture regions of Tennessee. Vernacular regions are delineated by recording and mapping businesses and organizations whose identities contain a key element of a regional label, such as: East Tennessee auto sales, Delta awning, etc.. Data are collected using a popular internet telephone directory.
The number of listings occurring in each county is recorded for each regional label. The county totals for each region are used to generate population-weighted county index values (CIV). Maps of county index values (CIVs) display core and periphery tendencies within vernacular regions. The major vernacular regions of Tennessee will be delineated according to their corresponding CIVs.
Business names - Tennessee.
Regionalism - Tennessee.
Barker, James Curtis, "The Major Vernacular Regions of Tennessee" (2005). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 455.