Language In The USA

Language in the USA
Publisher CUP Archive
Release Date
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 592
ISBN 0521298342
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism. The essays of the first group range from U.S. language heritage to black American language. The second group deals with American Indian languages and New World Spanish. The last two groups deal with ethnic language varieties and various other topics.

Language in the USA
  • Author : Charles A. Ferguson,Dell H. Hymes,Shirley Brice Heath,David Hwang
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1981-08-31

Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism.

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Language in the USA
  • Author : Charles Albert Ferguson,Edward Finegan,Shirley Brice Heath,John R. Rickford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-24

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Language Diversity in the USA
  • Author : Kim Potowski
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05

What are the most widely spoken non-English languages in the USA? How did they reach the USA? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what purposes? What changes do these languages undergo as they come into contact with English? This book investigates the linguistic diversity of the USA by profiling

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The Languages of Native North America
  • Author : Marianne Mithun
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-07

This book provides an authoritative survey of the several hundred languages indigenous to North America. These languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. Part I of the book provides an overview of structural features of particular interest, concentrating on those that are

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American Slang
  • Author : Joseph Melillo,Edward M. Melillo
  • Publisher : Mottobene Inc
  • Release Date : 2005

This compilation of American slang contains more than 5,000 common slang terms with easy-to-understand definitions and sample sentences. The book's unique classification of slang terms under key words makes it easy to search for and discover any term. By organizing terms this way, slang terms that share a common key word

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Language in the USA
  • Author : Charles A. Ferguson,Shirley Brice Heath
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1981-08-31

Language in the USA is a volume of specially commissioned studies on the language situation in America, how it came to be the way it is, and the forces of changes within it. The USA has its own unique pattern of languages: American English, the principal language, different in structure

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Spreading the Word
  • Author : John H. McWhorter
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 2000

In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

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Do You Speak American
  • Author : Robert Macneil,William Cran
  • Publisher : Nan A. Talese
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

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

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The Arabic Language in America
  • Author : Aleya Rouchdy
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1992

As in any other situation of languages in contact, Arabic spoken in the United States is changing under the influence of English. It has incorporated different linguistic innovations, and interference from English occurs on the various linguistic levels. However, in many cases this interference does not lead to language attrition,

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The Languages of Native North America
  • Author : Marianne Mithun
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-07

An authoritative and detailed survey of the languages of the North American Indians.

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Languages and Dialects in the U S
  • Author : Marianna Di Paolo,Arthur K. Spears
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014

Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer

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Made in America
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08

'Funny, wise, learned and compulsive' - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the

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Language in the USA
  • Author : Charles A. Ferguson,Shirley Brice Heath
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1981-08-31

Language in the USA is a volume of specially commissioned studies on the language situation in America, how it came to be the way it is, and the forces of changes within it. The USA has its own unique pattern of languages: American English, the principal language, different in structure

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Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US
  • Author : Susan Tamasi,Lamont Antieau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13

This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US - including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from

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Languages in America
  • Author : Susan J. Dicker
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters Limited
  • Release Date : 2003

This book tackles the controversial language issues facing an increasingly diverse nation. Highlighting the roles non-English languages have had in American history, it offers a cogent argument against language restrictionism. Drawing on the disciplines of linguistics, history and sociology, its analysis of language issues is scholarly yet accessible.

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