Language In The USA
|Author||Charles A. Ferguson|
|Release Date||31 August 1981|
|Category||Language Arts & Disciplines|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
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.