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Language in the USA : Themes for the Twenty-first Century

Language in the USA : Themes for the Twenty-first Century - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521777476

Cover of Language in the USA : Themes for the Twenty-first Century 04 (ISBN 978-0521777476)
ISBN13: 978-0521777476
ISBN10: 052177747X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No

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Language in the USA : Themes for the Twenty-first Century - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521777476

Edward Finegan and John R. Rickford

ISBN13: 978-0521777476
ISBN10: 052177747X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 American English

1. American English: its origins and history
2. American English and its distinctiveness
3. Regional dialects
4. Social varieties of American English
5. African American English
6. The Dictionary of American Regional English

Part 2 Other language varieties

7. Multilingualism and non-English mother tongues
8. Creole languages: forging new identities
9. Native American languages
10. Spanish in the Northeast
11. Spanish in the Southwest
12. American Sign Language
13. Asian American voices: language in the Asian American community
14. Linguistic diversity and English language acquisition

Part 3 The sociolinguistic situation

15. Language ideology and language prejudice
16. Ebonics and its controversy
17. Language planning, language policy, and the English-Only Movement
18. Language in education
19. Adolescent language
20. Slang
21. Hip Hop Nation Language
22. Language, gender, and sexuality
23. Linguistic identity and community in American literature
24. The language of doctors and patients
25. The language of cyberspace
26. Language attitudes to speech