Language in the U. S. A. Themes for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 052177747X
ISBN-13: 9780521777476
Edition: 2004
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Description: This textbook furnishes a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the U.S., exploring the nature of language variation in the United States and its social, historical and political significance. The book is divided into three sections:  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 519
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

This textbook furnishes a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the U.S., exploring the nature of language variation in the United States and its social, historical and political significance. The book is divided into three sections: Part I, American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the U.S.A.

MA and PHD, Ohio State U; served as chair of Dept of Lingistics at USC; has been Fellow in Law and Linguistics, Harvard U; Visiting Prof at U of Zurich, Visitng Scholar at U of Helsinki, Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard U, Dir of American Langauge Institute/national Iranian Radio and Television [1975-1976 - in peaceful times]. Recipient of many teaching awards and honors.

American English
American English: its origins and history
The distinctiveness of American English
Regional American dialects
Social varieties of American English
African-American vernacular English
The dictionary of American regional English
Other Language Varieties in the USA
Multilingualism and non-English mother tongues
Creole languages in the United States; forging new identities
Native American languages
Spanish in the northeast
Spanish in the southwest
American sign language
Asian American voices
Linguistic diversity and English language acquisition
The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA
Language ideology and language prejudice
Ebonics and its controversy
Language policy and English-only
Language and Education
Adolescent language
Slang
Rap and hip hop
Language, gender and sexuality
Language and identity in American literature
The language of doctors and patients
The language of cyberspace
Language attitudes to US speech

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