Nguage of others in a less critical light But I Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters had to force myself to finish because the presentation was dry and sometimes too drawn out The choppy transitions between topics suggest that this book is a transcript of the TV special and was not edited to fit the print format If you are thinking of getting the book you might consider watching the video instead That I plan on watching it should speak toow interesting I found the topic I think in video format this would be much engaging and it would be fun to actually The Happiest Baby on the Block hear people talking instead of reading the authors description of different dialects Great book for those The book started by discussing the various regional English accents or dialects When it stayed on the topic of regionalism the book seemed to be on some solid foundations though claims were madeow Midwestern english is shifting vowel sounds Living ere in the miidle of it all I do
#Not Hear ItAn Interesting Discussion On Black English Indicated That #hear itAn interesting discussion on Black English indicated that English as diverged from American English as time progresses rather than less as was previously thought Even interesting is there is no regionalism in black english It is the same in the south the midwest and both coastsDiscussions on Spanish completely ignored the political ramification of the reconuistadores and the
discussion about language by political communities seemed to make every effort to ignore the Newspeak nature of the matterI was oping about language by political communities seemed to make every effort to ignore the Newspeak nature of the matterI was oping get Mencken s istory of the language but it turned out to be the NY Times view of the world Although it was written in 2005 Do You Speak American is still young enough to be relevant It is an excellent layman s introduction to the variety of language and dialect that permeates the United States What people say ow
they say itsay it Between how others perceive them for doing so are all covered The tendency of mainstream America to look down upon the speech of African Americans immigrants and other minorities is exploredSo called grammar Nazis will likely bristle at the contents of these pages One can onlyope it might purge such tendencies from a few of the. 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 Sigrid Liljeholm has brought new words to enrich the American language Do you recognize the origin of1 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 speakeasyooligan Or 6 vamoose chaps stampede mustang ranch corral1 Dutch 2 German 3 Yiddish 4 Italian 5 Irish 6 SpanishFrom the Hardcover edition. .
Thers are not and brought up some ideas that I Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue hadn t thought about Most interesting was the section aboutow some non sta I was assigned to read this for a sociolinguistics class but it s super interestingpeople who don t do the linguist thing would also be interested to read about the development of
OUR LANGUAGE IN THE US BESIDES GRAPPLING WITH THElanguage in the US Besides grappling with the what exactly is American English is a dialect or is it a language It covers aspects of our speech such as Black English Chicano English and Regional Accents and dialectsAND it does it in a way tha I am not a linguist but I was raised by one As a result of The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary hearing different languages and different language dialects throughout my life Iave a love of listening to the various dialects of America and other countries which is why I picked up this book I loved the way it was written both with an educational tone and with a certain I magnifici dieci humorBeing the average curious Americanad an advantage when reading through the pages since the topics covered were widespread They would ave to be since the book is meant to be a companion to the PBS show and is not very long I would imagine that serious linguists who are looking
for a verya very look into American dialects in general or for something on specific American dialects probably won t find new information ere while those wanting to casually dip into the subject will find themselves Seashells happily reading to the endI willappily An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet hold out this book to anyone who is curious about American English because I think that a better understanding of language and dialectelp us better understand the cultures we aren t always exposed to and bring us to a deeper understanding of those around us Maybe some day there will be a time when a well educated man won t Ruhestand fr Einsteiger have to loseis southern accent to be accepted as one of the top in La criminologie his field Until then we can pass around the knowledge within these pages andelp people understand the links between dialect and our automatic responses to language itself This book contained a ton of interesting facts It made me think about language particularly the la. Observe everyday verbal interactions and in a Farmer Boy host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic uirks and traditions characteristic of each area While examining theistories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English they address anxieties and assumptions that when explored are Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion 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 isomogenizing our speech they surprise us.
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#was full of so much fascinating information about the American English language The book provided an excellent #full of so much fascinating information about the American English language The book provided an excellent with some depth as to what the major dialects are Southern Inland Midwestern Black Chicano etc Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program how theyave been shaped Panda Bears historically andow they continue to shape
mainstream American English The book is well organized into chapters that flow and I think it does aAmerican English The book is well organized into chapters that flow and I think it does a job of showing both sides of
each of the major debates about American language and dialects Overall Iof the major debates about American language and dialects Overall I this is a great mainstream book about the American English languageThis book does not go into as much depth as I would Turning Points in Australian History have liked but I don t think that was the intent of it In order to learn specifics about dialects and the constantly changing state of our language you probably need to turn to academicresearch focused resourcs It doesowever do a great job of introducing the basics and asks plenty of thought provoking uestions As I Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas have noted before on occasion my native American accent is Western Pennsylvanian 1 one of the dialects spoken of in this book There are some dialects and this is one of them thatave a mixed sort of prestige Locally and I am a witness of this there is a great deal of pride in the distinctiveness of the accent of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas where creek is pronounced crick where people go to Ver sails but also Du kain where people appreciate Giant Iggle cheer on the Stillers and are fond of yinz as long as you are one of their kind This particular work is a descriptivist work on the diversity of American dialects and the ways in which they are viewed by others There were times in reading this book where I cheered the authors on for their dedication A fun little look into American English and it s many dialects This book is great for those without much background in linguistics This book is a great study on the language of Americans and Let Dai Vol 8 how it changes in relation to the nation sistory and cultural values It answered some uestions I An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet had about the language such as why some American dialects are rhotic while Is American English in decline Are regional dialects dying out Is there a difference between men and women inow they adapt to linguistic variations These uestions and 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 Hoodwinked how the standard for American English if a standard exists is changing uickly and dramatically On a journey that takes them from the Northeast through Appalachia and the Deep South and west to California the authors.