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Language in the USA

Language in the USA

Author: Charles A Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath; David Hwang; Dell H Hymes
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism. The essays of the first group range from U.S. language heritage to black American language. The second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Ferguson; Shirley Brice Heath; David Hwang; Dell H Hymes
ISBN: 052123140X 9780521231404 0521298342 9780521298346
OCLC Number: 6649746
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 / Věra 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.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: edited by Charles A. Ferguson, Shirley Brice Heath, with the assistance of David Hwang ; foreword by Dell H. Hymes.
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Language in the USA is a volume of specially commissioned studies on the language situation in America, how it came to be the way it is, and the forces of changes within it. The book explains the  Read more...


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