By Rosina Lippi-Green
In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes in the direction of language. utilizing examples drawn from a number of contexts: the school room, the court docket, the media and company tradition, she exposes the best way discrimination in keeping with accessory capabilities to help and perpetuate social buildings and unequal energy family members. English with an Accent:
- focuses on language version associated with geography and social identity
- looks at how the media and the leisure paintings to advertise linguistic stereotyping
- examines how employers discriminate at the foundation of accent
- reveals how the judicial approach protects the established order and reinforces language subordination
This attention-grabbing and hugely readable ebook forces us to recognize the ways that language is used to discriminate.
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Additional info for English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States
In our minds the spoken and written languages are so intertwined that we seem sometimes incapable of distinguishing between them. A LanguageLog post (“Pronouncing it by the book”)13 provides examples of the kind of extreme emotional investment some people put in the idea of the superiority of the written language: She was from Northern California, but had been born in the Midwest, and she acknowledged, “Everyone always assumes I’m British or something just because I’m more careful to pronounce words properly.
Skutnabb-Kangas et al. ) 24 THE LINGUISTIC FACTS OF LIFE 8 This statement is generally attributed to Kwame Nkrumah, former president of Ghana and father of the pan-national African movement. ” 9 The standard linguistic convention is to put an asterisk in front of a sentence or word that is ungrammatical; that is, cannot be generated by the native speaker’s grammar. 10 Murray (1986) takes a closer look at the need + past participle construction. 11 Milroy and Milroy draw a contrast between what they call Type 1 and Type 2 complaints about language.
2003) An Introduction to Contact Linguistics. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Wolfram, W. and Schilling-Estes, N. (2006) Social and Ethnic Dialects. In American English: Dialects and Variation. London: Blackwell. Uses and misuses of dictionaries Nunberg, G. (2005) The Book of Samuels. November 29. Available at: http://people. html. S. English are eroding, and that as time passes, we all will sound more alike. The broadcast and print media outlets are believed to be the power that fuels this march toward homogeneity, and remarks on this topic show up in letters to the editor, on discussion forums, in human interest news stories and in weblogs.
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