Speaking American

Speaking American

Speaking American

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? Speaking American offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular--who says what, and where they say it--revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and the language that divides and unites us.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Josh Katz
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2020-09
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0358359937


Speaking American

Speaking American

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? In 2013 Josh Katz accumulated and visually mapped over 350,000 unique survey responses to questions about word choice and pronunciation throughout America. His dialect quiz quickly became the most viewed webpage in the history of the New York Times. InSpeaking AmericanKatz offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular who says what, and where they say it revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and our language."

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Josh Katz
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2016-10-25
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0544703391


Speaking American

Speaking American

Investigates the history and continuing evolution of American English, from the 16th century to the present, to celebrate the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of our language. By the author of Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Richard W. Bailey
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2012-01-23
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 9780195179347


Report From Office For Spanish Speaking American Affairs

Report From Office For Spanish Speaking American Affairs

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Genre : Hispanic Americans
Author : United States. Office of Education. Office for Spanish Speaking American Affairs
Publisher :
Release : 1970
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173025357470


Michael Harrington Speaking American

Michael Harrington Speaking American

This first study provides illuminating insights in to America's preeminent Yankee Radical and his concepts.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert A. Gorman
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 243 Pages
ISBN : 0415911184


Speaking Naturally Student S Book

Speaking Naturally Student S Book

Speaking Naturally is for intermediate and high intermediate ESL/EFL students who are interested in using English in social interaction. Each unit contains:" Presentation of language functions (thanking, agreeing, disagreeing, inviting, etc.) in both formal and informal situations" Informative readings on the cultural rules students need to know in real-life situations" Exercises and role plays for pairs and small groups, to encourage interaction" Short recorded dialogues, which expose students to a range of American accents and levels of formality.Speaking Naturally can be used as a classroom text, as a supplementary text, and for self-study.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Bruce Tillitt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1985-01-25
Total Pages : 115 Pages
ISBN : 0521271304


Do You Speak American

Do You Speak American

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 English—across the country in search of the answers. Do You Speak American? is the tale of their discoveries, which provocatively show how the standard for American English—if a standard exists—is changing quickly and dramatically. On a journey that takes them from the Northeast, through Appalachia and the Deep South, and west to California, the authors observe everyday verbal interactions and in a host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic quirks and traditions characteristic of each area. While examining the histories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English, they address anxieties and assumptions that, when explored, are highly emotional, such as the growing influence of Spanish as a threat to American English and the special treatment of African-American vernacular English. And, challenging the purists who think grammatical standards are in serious deterioration and that media saturation of our culture is homogenizing our speech, they surprise us with unpredictable responses. With insight and wit, MacNeil and Cran bring us a compelling book that is at once a celebration and a potent study of our singular language. Each wave of immigration has brought new words to enrich the American language. Do you recognize the origin of 1. blunderbuss, sleigh, stoop, coleslaw, boss, waffle? Or 2. dumb, ouch, shyster, check, kaput, scram, bummer? Or 3. phooey, pastrami, glitch, kibbitz, schnozzle? Or 4. broccoli, espresso, pizza, pasta, macaroni, radio? Or 5. smithereens, lollapalooza, speakeasy, hooligan? Or 6. vamoose, chaps, stampede, mustang, ranch, corral? 1. Dutch 2. German 3. Yiddish 4. Italian 5. Irish 6. Spanish

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Robert Macneil
Publisher : Nan A. Talese
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307423573


Speaking American

Speaking American

Argues that the Democratic party has lost its voice on the issues important to the middle class, and analyzes the failures of the Mondale and Dukakis presidential campaigns

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Genre : Communication in politics
Author : David Kusnet
Publisher :
Release : 1992-01-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1560250275


Speaking American

Speaking American

When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Bilingual Education Act of 1968, language learning became a touchstone in the emerging culture wars. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Los Angeles, where elected officials from both political parties had supported the legislation, and where the most disruptive protests over it occurred. The city, with its diverse population of Latinos and Asian Americans, is the ideal locus for Zevi Gutfreund’s study of how language instruction informed the social construction of American citizenship. Combining the history of language instruction, school desegregation, and civil rights activism as it unfolded in Japanese American and Mexican American communities in L.A., this timely book clarifies the critical and evolving role of language instruction in twentieth-century American politics. Speaking American reveals how, for generations, language instruction offered a forum for Angelino educators to articulate their responses to policies that racialized access to citizenship—from the “national origins” immigration quotas of the Progressive Era through Congress’s removal of race from these quotas in 1965. Meanwhile, immigrant communities designed language experiments to counter efforts to limit their liberties. Gutfreund’s book is the first to place the experiences of Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans side by side as they navigated debates over Americanization programs, intercultural education, school desegregation, and bilingual education. In the process, the book shows, these language experiments helped Angelino immigrants introduce competing concepts of citizenship that were tied to their actions and deeds rather than to the English language itself. Complicating the usual top-down approach to the history of racial politics in education, Speaking American recognizes the ways in which immigrant and ethnic activists, as well as white progressives and conservatives, have been deeply invested in controlling public and private aspects of language instruction in Los Angeles. The book brings compelling analytic depth and breadth to its examination of the social and political landscape in a city still at the epicenter of American immigration politics.

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Genre : Education
Author : Zevi Gutfreund
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-03-07
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9780806163550


American Foreign Policy In The English Speaking Caribbean

American Foreign Policy In The English Speaking Caribbean

This book traces American engagement in the English-speaking Caribbean from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, and is the first to examine the policies of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump in this context. Focusing on The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana as case studies, the book describes the growth of the English-speaking Caribbean and highlights American interest and foreign relations in this region from European discovery up through the post-9/11 era to today (1492-2019). The book demonstrates the unique relationship between America and the former British colonies, shedding light on U.S. foreign policy with the Caribbean in general and at a bilateral level with the four selected countries, providing a useful survey for students, scholars, diplomats, policymakers, governments officials, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of U.S. – Caribbean relations.

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Genre : History
Author : Samantha S. S. Chaitram
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-01
Total Pages : 143 Pages
ISBN : 9783030459864