Personal identity affects the way one views themselves, and the world around them. This in turn affects the way that they interact with others, and how they communicate. The Appalachian region in the United States impresses on its people a strong, undeniable identity that sets them apart from others. This identity is influenced by region and sense of place, race and language. The Appalachian identity is unique and complex in nature.
Trout, Elizabeth, "What is the Nature of Appalachian Identity?" (2015). Communication Studies Student Scholarship. 2.
The author, Elizabeth Trout, received second place for her presentation of this paper at Lynchburg College’s student undergraduate research forum.