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: 21.19 MB
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In 2013 Josh Katz accumulated and visually mapped over 350,000 unique survey responses to questions about word choice and pronunciation throughout America.

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
Size: 75.35 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.

Dialect Diversity In America

Author: William Labov
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813933269
Size: 35.89 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 ...

Speaking American

Author: Richard W. Bailey
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019517934X
Size: 65.54 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.

American English

Author: Walt Wolfram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118390229
Size: 29.11 MB
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"The thoroughly revised new edition now includes a companion website with an extensive array of sound files, video clips, and other online materials to enhance and illustrate discussions in the text"-- A thoroughly revised and updated ...

American Regional Dialects

Author: Craig M. Carver
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472081035
Size: 46.56 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.

Judgmental Maps

Author: Trent Gillaspie
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250142695
Size: 49.36 MB
Format: PDF
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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 ...