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Language in the USA.

Author: Charles Albert Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath
Publisher: Cambridge : Univ. Pr., 1981.
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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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Albert Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath
ISBN: 052123140X 9780521231404 0521298342 pbk. 9780521298346 pbk
OCLC Number: 251706263
Notes: Includes index.
Description: XXXVIII, 592 Seiten ; 8°
Contents: Preface; The authors; Notes on symbols; Introduction Charles A. Ferguson and Shirley Brice Heath; Part I. American English: Introduction; 1. English in our language heritage Shirley Brice Heath; 2. American English and other Englishes Braj B. Kachru; 3. Varieties of American English Walt Wolfram; 4. Creoles of the USA Patricia C. Nichols; 5. Language among Black Americans Elizabeth Whatley; Part II. Languages before English: Introduction; 6. American Indian languages William L. Leap; 7. Native American writing systems Willard Walker; 8. Indian lingua franca Allan R. Taylor; 9. New World Spanish Jerry R. Craddock; Part III. Languages after English: Introduction; 10. Language variety among Puerto Ricans Ana Celia Zentella; 11. The language of Italian Americans Yole Correa-Zoli; 12. French and German: a comparative study Glenn G. Gilbert; 13. The speech and writing of Jews David L. Gold; 14. Slavic languages in the new environment Vera M. Henzl; 15. The Filipinos: a special case James Beebe and Maria Beebe; 16. Profile of a state: Montana Anthony F. Beltramo; Part IV. Language In Use: Introduction; 17. The language of the law William M. O'Barr; 18. Language and medicine Aaron V. Cicourel; 19. Ethnic differences in communicative style John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz; 20. Language in education: standardisation versus cultural pluralism Courtney B. Cazden and David K. Dickinson; 21. Bilingualism and education Christina Bratt Paulston; 22. Statistics on language use Dorothy Waggoner; 23. Language policy: past, present, and future Joshua A. Fishman; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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