Speaking American

Author: Josh Katz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544702522
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Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular. How do you pronounce "pecan"?

Speaking American

Author: Josh Katz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780544703391
Size: 64.95 MB
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"In"Speaking American"Katz offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular who says what, and where they say it revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and our language."

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
Size: 15.14 MB
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Provides a study of the distinctive characteristics, dialects, cultural innovations, and ethnic eccentricities of American regional English, discussing the unique qualities of language in the South, New England, and the Midwest.

Speaking American

Author: Richard W. Bailey
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019517934X
Size: 22.24 MB
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Investigates the history and continuing evolution of American English, from the 16th century to the present, to celebrate the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of our language.

Dialect Diversity In America

Author: William Labov
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813933277
Size: 13.27 MB
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In Dialect Diversity in America, Labov examines the diversity among American dialects and presents the counterintuitive finding that geographically localized dialects of North American English are increasingly diverging from one another ...

You Re Saying It Wrong

Author: Ross Petras
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578099
Size: 79.55 MB
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With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes.

Judgmental Maps

Author: Trent Gillaspie
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250142695
Size: 60.80 MB
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Or if you’re visiting Chicago, you might want to see the Magnificent Mile, but not know it’s right next to where “Suburbanites Buy Drugs” and “Retired Mafioso.” This is where Judgmental Maps comes in – a no holds barred look ...

American English

Author: Walt Wolfram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118391454
Size: 71.54 MB
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The new edition of this classic text chronicles recent breakthrough developments in the field of American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences.

How To Speak Midwestern

Author: Edward McClelland
Publisher: Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9780997774276
Size: 26.28 MB
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This book explains not only what Midwesterners say but also how and why they say it and covers such topics as: the causes of the Northern cities vowel shift, why the accents in Fargo miss the nasality that's a hallmark of Minnesota speech, ...

American Regional Dialects

Author: Craig M. Carver
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472081035
Size: 49.41 MB
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"Focusing on some 2,000 dialect expressions, [this book] traces cultural and historical forces that have shaped these speech regions and given them their characteristic vocabularies."--Cover.