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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series

Author: Robert MacNeil; William Cran; Robert McCrum
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a look at the origins, history, and current state of American spoken and written language, looking at the linguistic traditions in diverse regions of the country and assessing the influence of e-mail and other factors.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacNeil, Robert, 1931-
Do you speak American?
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005
(OCoLC)647279760
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; William Cran; Robert McCrum
ISBN: 0385511981 9780385511988 0739456733 9780739456736
OCLC Number: 55877970
Notes: Sequel to: The story of English.
Description: 228 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The language wars --
Changing dialects: dingbatters versus hoi-toiders --
Toward a standard: putting the "R" in "American" --
This ain't your mama's south anymore --
Hispanic immigration: reconquest or assimilation? --
Bad-mouthing black English --
Language from a state of change --
Teaching computers to speak American.
Other Titles: Do you speak American? (Television program)
Responsibility: Robert MacNeil and William Cran.
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Offers a look at the origins, history, and current state of American spoken and written language, looking at the linguistic traditions in diverse regions of the country and assessing the influence of e-mail and other factors.

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