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Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us
Author: Susan Tamasi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579052
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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 across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.
Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Susan Tamasi, Lamont Antieau
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge
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
Languages and Dialects in the U.S.
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Marianna Di Paolo, Arthur K. Spears
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-14 - Publisher:
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 students detailed
Language Diversity in the USA
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Kim Potowski
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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
Language Diversity in the Classroom
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Geneva Smitherman, Victor Villanueva
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: SIU Press
It’s no secret that, in most American classrooms, students are expected to master standardized American English and the conventions of Edited American English if they wish to succeed. Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice works to realign these conceptions through a series of provocative yet evenhanded essays
Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Susan Tamasi, Lamont Antieau
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge
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
Spanish in the United States
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Ana Roca, John M. Lipski
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This collection of original papers presents current research on linguistic aspects of the Spanish used in the United States. The authors examine such topics as language maintenance and language shift, language choice, the bilingual's discourse patterns, varieties of Spanish used in the United States, and oral proficiency testing of bilingual
The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Terrence G. Wiley, Jin Sook Lee, Russell W. Rumberger
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book focuses on educational language minority immigrant issues in the United States. It draws from quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to inform educational policy and practice. The contributions are grouped according to three broad themes: factors predicting language proficiency, the role of language and identity in the lives of
Language Allegiances and Bilingualism in the US
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: M. Rafael Salaberry
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book explores the close association between use of a language and the sense of affiliation with the culture associated with it: an allegiance that seems to garner a type of loyalty and support that few other identities command.
Speaking Culturally
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Fern L. Johnson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: SAGE
Speaking Culturally examines the changing cultural demographics of the United States from a linguistic perspective. Fern L Johnson illuminates the discourses associated with gender and with African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans.
Language and Cultural Diversity in U.S. Schools
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Terry A. Osborn
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
An introduction and eight articles explore the possibility that language and culture will eventually not be an impediment to fulfilling the idea that America is a democracy.