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Title Language in the U.S.A. : themes for the 21st century / [edited by] Edward Finegan, John Rickford.
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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 Floor4  P377 .L33 2004    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 502 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART 1 : AMERICAN ENGLISH -- American English: its origins and history / Richard W. Bailey -- American English and its distinctiveness / Edward Finegan -- Regional dialects / William Kretzschmar -- Social varieties of American English / Walt Wolfram -- African American English / Lisa Green -- The dictionary of American regional English / Joan Houston Hall-- PART 2 : OTHER LANGUAGE VARIETIES -- Multilingualism and non-English mother tongues / Joshua A Fishman -- Creole languages forging new identities / Patricia Nichols -- Native American languages / Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda -- Spanish in the Northeast / Ana Celia Zentella -- Spanish in the Southwest / Carmen Silva-Corvalán -- American sign language / Cecil Lucas, Clayton Valli -- Asian American voices / Thom Huebner, Linda Uyechi -- Linguistic diversity and English language acquisition / Robert Bayley -- PART 3 : THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION -- Language ideology and language prejudice / Rosina Lippi-Green -- Ebonics and its controversy / John Baugh -- Language planning, language policy, and the English-only Movement / Terrence G. Wiley -- Language in Education / Lily Wong Fillmore -- Adolescent language / Penelope Eckert -- Slang / Connie Eble -- Hip Hop Nation Language / H. Samy Alim -- Language, gender and sexuality / Mary Bucholtz -- Language identity and community in American literature / James Peterson -- The language of doctors and patients / Cynthia Hagstrom -- The language of cyberspace / Denise E. Murray -- Language attitudes to speech / Dennis R. Preston.
Summary "Language in the USA will be welcomed by students across the disciplines of English, Linguistics, Communication Studies, American Studies and Popular Culture, as well as anyone interested more generally in language and related issues."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject United States -- Languages.
Related Names Finegan, Edward, 1940-
Rickford, John R., 1949-
Alternate Title Language in the United States of America
ISBN 052177747X (pbk.)
0521771757 (hardback)
9780521771757 (hardback)
9780521777476 (pbk.)
OCLC number 52858482