English with an Accent

ISBN-10: 0415114772

ISBN-13: 9780415114776

Edition: 1997

Authors: Rosina Lippi

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In English with an Accent Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent:* focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity* looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping* examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent* reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordinationThis fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.Rosina Lippi-Green is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Germanic Linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she teaches courses on socio-linguistics and critical language studies.
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/23/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
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.

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List of tables
Linguistics, language, and ideology
Introduction: Language ideology: science fiction?
The linguistic facts of life
The myth of non-accent
The standard language myth
Language ideology and the language subordination model
What we sow: institutionalized language ideology
Introduction: Language subordination at work
Teaching children how to discriminate: what we learn from the Big Bad Wolf
The educational system: fixing the message in stone
The information industry: selling America to Americans
Language ideology in the workplace and the judicial system
What we reap: consent manufactured
Introduction: Our naked skins
The real trouble with Black English
Hillbillies, rednecks, and southern belles: the language rebels
The stranger within the gates
Conclusions: Civil (dis)obedience and the shadow of language
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