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Language in the USA

Author: Charles A Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath; David Hwang
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Language in the USA is a volume of specially commissioned studies on the language situation in America.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath; David Hwang
ISBN: 052123140X 9780521231404 0521298342 9780521298346
OCLC Number: 186553480
Description: xxxviii, 592 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American English. English in our language heritage / Shirley Brice Heath --
American English and other Englishes / Braj B. Kachru --
Varieties of American English / Walt Wolfram --
Creoles of the USA / Patricia C. Nichols --
Language among Black Americans / Elizabeth Whatley --
Languages before English. American Indian languages / William L. Leap --
Native American writing systems / Willard Walker --
Indian lingua francas / Allan R. Taylor --
New World Spanish / Jerry R. Craddock --
Languages after English. Language variety among Puerto Ricans / Ana Celia Zentella --
The language of Italian Americans / Yole Corea-Zoli --
French and German : a comparative study / Glenn G. Gilbert --
The speech and writing of Jews / David L. Gold --
Slavic languages in the new environment / Vĕra M. Henzl --
The Filipinos : a special case / James and Maria Beebe --
Profile of a state : Montana / Anthony F. Beltramo. Language in use. The language of the law / William M. O'Barr --
Language and medicine / Aaron V. Cicourel --
Ethnic differences in communicative style / John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz --
Language in education : standardization versus cultural pluralism / Courtney B. Cazden and David K. Dickinson --
Bilingualism and education / Christina Bratt Paulston --
Statistics on language use / Dorothy Waggoner --
Language policy : past, present, and future / Joshua A. Fishman.
Responsibility: edited by Charles A. Ferguson, Shirley Brice Heath, with the assistance of David Hwang ; foreword by Dell H. Hymes.
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