English with an Accent Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States

ISBN-10: 0415559111

ISBN-13: 9780415559119

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

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Description: Since its publication over ten years ago English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its scrutiny of American attitudes towards language. Drawing on examples from a range of contexts that include the judicial courts and media, Rosina Lippi-Green discusses the ways in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations.The second edition of English with an Accent is reorganised and revised to include:new dedicated chapters on Latino English and Asian American English a section in each chapter with discussion questions, annotated further reading, key concepts, and suggested classroom exercises updated the examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture a discussion of the long-term implications of the Ebonics debateAdditionally, the book is now accompanied by a Companion Website, featuring: links to audio, video, and other resources relevant to the each chapter's content interactive flash cards of key terms in the book an instructor's guide to using the book and website further suggested discussion questions and activity prompts.English with an Accent is essential reading for students with interests in attitudes and discrimination towards language.

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List price: $31.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Rosina Lippi was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 14, 1956. She received a PhD in linguistics from Princeton University. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a professor. She writes the Wilderness series under the pen name Sara Donati.

Preface
Introduction: Language Ideology or Science Fiction?
The Linguistic Facts of Life
Language in Motion
The Myth of Non-Accent
The Standard Language Myth
Language Subordination
The Educational System: Fixing the Message in Stone
Teaching Children How to Discriminate (What We Learn From the Big Bad Wolf)
The Information Industry
Real People with a Real Language: The Workplace and the Judicial System
The Real Trouble with Black English
Hillbillies, Hicks & Southern Belles: The Language Rebels
Defying Paradise: Hawai'i
The Other In The Mirror
�Ya Basta!
The Unassimilable Races: What It Means To Be Asian
Case Study: Moral Panic in Oakland
Case Study: Linguistic Profiling and Fair Housing
Conclusions: Civil (Dis)obedience And The Shadow of Language
Glossary
Bibliography I
Bibliography II
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