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Figures of speech : six histories of language & identity in the age of revolutions

Author: Tim Cassedy
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]
Series: Impressions (Series) (University of Iowa Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines the role that language played at the turn of the nineteenth century as an immediate identifier of nationality. During this time of revolution (U.S., French, and Haitian), language served as a key identifier to quickly and conveniently categorize people within a globalizing world dominated by British and French empires. Linguistic differences, especially among English-speakers, seemed to validate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cassedy, Tim, 1981-
Figures of speech.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018013979
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Cassedy
ISBN: 9781609386139 1609386132
OCLC Number: 1044776004
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 307 pages).
Contents: Language makes the difference between man and man --
Linguistic salves for political wounds --
The united language of English: linguistic separatism and unionism in the revolutionary Atlantic --
The abecedarian clock: recording speech before recorded sound --
How to read the world: pantographia, print specimens, and linguistic identity --
Mary Willcocks's Caraboo tongue --
Coda.
Series Title: Impressions (Series) (University of Iowa Press)
Other Titles: Six histories of language & identity in the age of revolutions
Six histories of language and identity in the age of revolutions
Responsibility: Tim Cassedy.

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Examines the role that language played at the turn of the nineteenth century as a marker of one's identity. Focusing on six eccentric characters of the time, Tim Cassedy shows how each put language  Read more...

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