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Speaking American

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Author: Richard W. Bailey
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019517934X
Size: 18.21 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Book Description: Investigates the history and continuing evolution of American English, from the 16th century to the present, to celebrate the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of our language. By the author of Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language.


Do You Speak American

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Author: Robert Macneil
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 9780307423573
Size: 47.58 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran—the authors (with Robert McCrum) of the language classic The Story of English—across the country in search of the answers. Do You Speak American? is the tale of their discoveries, which provocatively show how the standard for American English—if a standard exists—is changing quickly and dramatically. On a journey that takes them from the Northeast, through Appalachia and the Deep South, and west to California, the authors observe everyday verbal interactions and in a host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic quirks and traditions characteristic of each area. While examining the histories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English, they address anxieties and assumptions that, when explored, are highly emotional, such as the growing influence of Spanish as a threat to American English and the special treatment of African-American vernacular English. And, challenging the purists who think grammatical standards are in serious deterioration and that media saturation of our culture is homogenizing our speech, they surprise us with unpredictable responses. With insight and wit, MacNeil and Cran bring us a compelling book that is at once a celebration and a potent study of our singular language. Each wave of immigration has brought new words to enrich the American language. Do you recognize the origin of 1. blunderbuss, sleigh, stoop, coleslaw, boss, waffle? Or 2. dumb, ouch, shyster, check, kaput, scram, bummer? Or 3. phooey, pastrami, glitch, kibbitz, schnozzle? Or 4. broccoli, espresso, pizza, pasta, macaroni, radio? Or 5. smithereens, lollapalooza, speakeasy, hooligan? Or 6. vamoose, chaps, stampede, mustang, ranch, corral? 1. Dutch 2. German 3. Yiddish 4. Italian 5. Irish 6. Spanish


Speak American English

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Author: S.LAWRENCE JAYAKUMAR
Publisher: SAKTHI PUBLISHING HOUSE
ISBN:
Size: 15.12 MB
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Languages : en
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Book Description: அமெரிக்கன் ஆங்கிலத்தை அறிந்து கொள்ளுங்கள்


American Education

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Size: 46.76 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
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Speaking American

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Author: Josh Katz
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780358359937
Size: 70.83 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? Speaking American offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular--who says what, and where they say it--revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and the language that divides and unites us.


Speaking American

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Author: Zevi Gutfreund
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806163569
Size: 36.27 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 308
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Book Description: When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Bilingual Education Act of 1968, language learning became a touchstone in the emerging culture wars. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Los Angeles, where elected officials from both political parties had supported the legislation, and where the most disruptive protests over it occurred. The city, with its diverse population of Latinos and Asian Americans, is the ideal locus for Zevi Gutfreund’s study of how language instruction informed the social construction of American citizenship. Combining the history of language instruction, school desegregation, and civil rights activism as it unfolded in Japanese American and Mexican American communities in L.A., this timely book clarifies the critical and evolving role of language instruction in twentieth-century American politics. Speaking American reveals how, for generations, language instruction offered a forum for Angelino educators to articulate their responses to policies that racialized access to citizenship—from the “national origins” immigration quotas of the Progressive Era through Congress’s removal of race from these quotas in 1965. Meanwhile, immigrant communities designed language experiments to counter efforts to limit their liberties. Gutfreund’s book is the first to place the experiences of Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans side by side as they navigated debates over Americanization programs, intercultural education, school desegregation, and bilingual education. In the process, the book shows, these language experiments helped Angelino immigrants introduce competing concepts of citizenship that were tied to their actions and deeds rather than to the English language itself. Complicating the usual top-down approach to the history of racial politics in education, Speaking American recognizes the ways in which immigrant and ethnic activists, as well as white progressives and conservatives, have been deeply invested in controlling public and private aspects of language instruction in Los Angeles. The book brings compelling analytic depth and breadth to its examination of the social and political landscape in a city still at the epicenter of American immigration politics.


How To Speak American

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Author: Paul Jankowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615453910
Size: 31.55 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: As I participate in brand strategy sessions, review consumer behavior data and observe hundreds of branding initiatives, I am more convinced than ever that many of the major ad agencies and brand leaders do not understand the "New" Heartland beyond a handful of shallow insights and stereotypes. There is a great opportunity for brands to build strong relationships with the biggest and most loyal consumer segment in the country: 60% of US consumers live in the New Heartland. This book will help brand builders define and connect with the New Heartland consumer and embrace the role core values such as Faith, Community and Family plays in buying behavior.


Speak American

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Author: Drew C. Colcher
Publisher:
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Size: 46.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Electronic dissertations
Languages : en
Pages : 92
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Book Description: Carter (2014), Phillips (1998), and Zentella (1997) have extensively discussed the ways that linguistic discrimination functions to suppress the maintenance of minority languages like Spanish in the U.S. This study analyzes perceptions of linguistic discrimination reported by Spanish-speaking residents of Garden City, Kansas in order to understand more about how discrimination may contribute to displacement. By focusing on the ideologies and experiences of Spanish-speaking residents, I explore Spanish as a minority language in Garden City in ways that previous literature (Broadway, 1990; Grey, 1990; Stull, 1990; etc.) has not: with language as the focus and from the perspective of the participants themselves. Data was collected from 31 first- and second-generation Latino residents using sociolinguistic interviews and two questionnaires. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using a grounded theory approach (Charmaz, 2008; Glaser & Strauss, 1967), whereby sociolinguistic methodologies were combined with ethnography to paint a larger picture of the data presented. The findings show that experiences of discrimination can influence language practices and family language policy, and may contribute to the displacement of Spanish in the community. This thesis contributes to sociolinguistic discussions about language practices and policy, linguistic discrimination and Spanish in the U.S. Specifically, it helps expand debates about interpretation services within healthcare, ESL and dual-language education, community policing in regions with high non-English-speaking populations, the politics of Spanish as a minority language in the U.S., and the connections between all of these concepts and the maintenance or displacement of Spanish. This work adds to the database of linguistic research into "new" Latino sociolinguistic regions of the United States, and contributes to highlighting the differences and similarities between these and more established Latino sociolinguistic regions.


Shepherds Speak

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Author: Dennis M. Corrado
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN:
Size: 66.27 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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Book Description: Essays describe the Catholic Church's views on dissent, the shortage of priests, religion and politics, racism, capital punishment, poverty, and women's role in the church


African American Women Speak Out On Anita Hill Clarence Thomas

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Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325308
Size: 62.72 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Book Description: An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation.