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Language in the USA

Language in the USA
Themes for the Twenty-first Century

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Geoffrey Nunberg, Richard W. Bailey, Edward Finegan, William Kretzschmar, Walt Wolfram, Lisa Green, Joan Houston Hall, Joshua A. Fishman, Patricia Nichols, Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda, Ana Celia Zentella, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Ceil Lucas, Clayton Valli, Thom Huebner, Linda Uyechi, Robert Bayley, Rosina Lippi-Green, John Baugh, Terrence G. Wiley, Lily Wong Fillmore, Penelope Eckert, Connie Eble, H. Samy Alim, Mary Bucholtz, James Peterson, Cynthia Hagstrom, Denise E. Murray, Dennis R. Preston
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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521777476

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  • 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.

    • Contains chapters by leading experts on English and other languages in the USA
    • Covers recent US controversies involving language (e.g. Ebonics; the English Only movement; the Bilingual Education debate)
    • Deals with Spanish, American Sign language, Slang, Rap, and Hip Hop, in addition to varieties of American English
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    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521777476
    • length: 519 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.015kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 40 maps 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. American English:
    1. American English: its origins and history Richard W. Bailey
    2. The distinctiveness of American English Edward Finegan
    3. Regional American dialects William Kretzschmar
    4. Social varieties of American English Walt Wolfram
    5. African-American vernacular English Lisa Green
    6. The dictionary of American regional English Joan Houston Hall
    Part II. Other Language Varieties in the USA:
    7. Multilingualism and non-English mother tongues Joshua A Fishman
    8. Creole languages in the United States: forging new identities Patricia Nichols
    9. Native American languages Akira Y. Yamamoto and Ofelia Zepeda
    10. Spanish in the northeast Ana Celia Zentella
    11. Spanish in the southwest Carmen Silva-Corvalán
    12. American sign language Ceil Lucas and Clayton Valli
    13. Asian American voices Thom Huebner and Linda Uyechi
    14. Linguistic diversity and English language acquisition Robert Bayley
    Part III. The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA:
    15. Language ideology and language prejudice Rosina Lippi-Green
    16. Ebonics and its controversy John Baugh
    17. Language policy and English-only Terrence G. Wiley
    18. Language and Education Lily Wong Fillmore
    19. Adolescent language Penelope Eckert
    20. Slang Connie Eble
    21. Rap and hip hop H. Samy Alim
    22. Language, gender and sexuality Mary Bucholtz
    23. Language and identity in American literature James Peterson
    24. The language of doctors and patients Cynthia Hagstrom
    25. The language of cyberspace Denise E. Murray
    26. Language attitudes to US speech Dennis R. Preston.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • American Dialects
    • Ancient Female Portraits
    • Bilingual Education
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Entertainment Industry
    • Forensic Psychology
    • History of American Languages
    • History of language in the US (provisional)
    • History of the American Languages
    • Indigenous Languages of the United States
    • Inroduction to Descriptive Linguistics
    • Introduction to Anthropology
    • Introduction to Historiography
    • Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
    • Introduction to Mexican American Studies
    • Issues in Linguistic Anthropology
    • Language & Culture
    • Language and Education
    • Language and Paradox
    • Language and Social Identity in the US
    • Language in America
    • Language in Multicultural America
    • Language in Pluralistic America
    • Language in Popular Culture
    • Language in US Society
    • Language in a Multicultural America
    • Language in a Pluralistic America
    • Language, Society and Culture
    • Linguistic and Sociocultural Data Analysis
    • Multilingualism in the US
    • Multilingualism, identity and power
    • Planets, Life, and the Universe
    • Practical Ethics
    • Profit, Poverty, and Justice
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Spanish in the US
    • The American Language
    • The Power of Words
    • The Sociology of Language
    • Topics in Criminology
  • Editors

    Edward Finegan, University of Southern California
    Edward Finegan is Professor of Linguistics and Law at the University of Southern California.

    John R. Rickford, Stanford University, California
    John R. Rickford is Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University, and Director of Stanford University's program in African and Afro-American Studies.

    Contributors

    Geoffrey Nunberg, Richard W. Bailey, Edward Finegan, William Kretzschmar, Walt Wolfram, Lisa Green, Joan Houston Hall, Joshua A. Fishman, Patricia Nichols, Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda, Ana Celia Zentella, Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Ceil Lucas, Clayton Valli, Thom Huebner, Linda Uyechi, Robert Bayley, Rosina Lippi-Green, John Baugh, Terrence G. Wiley, Lily Wong Fillmore, Penelope Eckert, Connie Eble, H. Samy Alim, Mary Bucholtz, James Peterson, Cynthia Hagstrom, Denise E. Murray, Dennis R. Preston

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