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American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast

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ISBN 10: 1405121084 / ISBN 13: 9781405121088
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2005
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Title: American Voices: How Dialects Differ from ...

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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American Voices is a collection of short, readable descriptions of various American dialects, written by top researchers in the field.

  • written by top researchers in the field and includes Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, among many others
  • fascinating look at the full range of American social, ethnic, and regional dialects written for the lay person

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Have you ever wanted to yak with the Yankees? Speak the Big Easy? Travel with American Voices across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean to experience both familiar and little-known dialects that are thriving despite our mass-communication culture. Edited by acclaimed linguist Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward, consultant editor of Language Magazine, this collection gives readers a new understanding of language diversity through an engaging look at regional, ethnic, and socio-cultural dialects such as African American, Chicano, Cajun, and Jewish English.

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