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Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Robert MacNeilI am not a linguist but I was aised by As a esult of hearing different languages and different dialects throughout my life I have a love of As a esult of hearing different languages and different language dialects throughout my life I have a love of to the various dialects of America and other countries which is why I picked up this book I loved the way it was written both with an educational tone and with a certain humorBeing the average curious American had an advantage when God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace reading through the pages since the topics covered were widespread They would have to be since the book is meant to be a companion to the PBS show and is not very long I would imagine that serious linguists who are looki This book contained a ton of interesting facts It made me think about language particularly the language of others in a less critical light But I had to force myself to finish because the presentation was dry and sometimes too drawn out The choppy transitions between topics suggest that this book is a transcript of the Is American English in decline Areegional dialects dying out Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variationsThese uestions and about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran the authors with Robert McCrum of the language classic The Story of English
ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OFthe country in search of answers Do You Speak American is the tale of their discoveries which provocatively show how the standard for American English if a standard exists is changing uickly and dramatically On a journey that takes them from the Northeast through Appalachia and the Deep South and west to California the autho. V special and was not edited to fit the print format
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Introduction To The Varietyto the variety language and dialect that permeates the United States What people say how they say it and how others perceive them for doing so are all covered The tendency of mainstream America to look down upon the speech of African Americans immigrants and other minorities is exploredSo called grammar Nazis will likely bristle at the contents of these pages One can only hope it might purge such tendencies from a few of them. Rise us with unpredictable esponsesWith insight and wit MacNeil and Cran bring us a compelling book that is at once a celebration and a potent study of our singular languageEach wave of immigration has brought new words to enrich the American language Do you Georg Buchner: Contemporary Perspectives recognize the origin of 1 blunderbuss sleigh stoop coleslaw boss waffleOr2 dumb ouch shyster check kaput scram bummerOr3 phooey pastrami glitch kibbitz schnozzleOr4 broccoli espresso pizza pasta macaroniadioOr5 smithereens lollapalooza speakeasy hooliganOr6 vamoose chaps stampede mustang Filosofía e inmanencia ranch corral1 Dutch 2 German 3 Yiddish 4 Italian 5 Irish 6 Spanish From the Hardcover editio.