English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and by Rosina Lippi-Green

English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and by Rosina Lippi-Green

By Rosina Lippi-Green

In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes in the direction of language. utilizing examples drawn from numerous contexts: the school room, the courtroom, the media and company tradition, she exposes the way discrimination in keeping with accessory capabilities to help and perpetuate social constructions and unequal energy family. English with an Accent:

  • focuses on language version associated with geography and social identity
  • looks at how the media and the leisure paintings to advertise linguistic stereotyping
  • examines how employers discriminate at the foundation of accent
  • reveals how the judicial method protects the established order and reinforces language subordination

This attention-grabbing and hugely readable e-book forces us to recognize the ways that language is used to discriminate.

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Speech that leans toward r-fulness is also very sensitive to formality and style issues, so that the more formal the situation, the more likely New Yorkers are to keep (r) after vowels (Fowler 1986; Labov 1994: 83–87). 3 (r) after vowels Source: Labov et al. 2006: 48. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, De Gruyter LANGUAGE IN MOTION 31 Percent The stability of the distribution of r-lessness in Manhattan is especially surprising when looking at other data on change over time. Elliott (2000) looked at films spanning most of the twentieth century, collecting data on an actor’s use of (r), along with information on the individual’s original variety of American English (Katherine Hepburn’s native variety is r-less; Ginger Rogers’ is r-ful) and other demographic information.

We write love letters, laundry lists, historical monographs, novels, mythologies, wound care manuals, menus, out to lunch signs, biochemistry textbooks. We write these things down because our memories are not capable of storing such masses of information for ourselves or those who come after us, or because we consider the message one worthy of preserving past a particular point in time. The demands made on written language are considerable: we want it to span time and space, and we want it to do that in a social vacuum, without the aid of paralinguistic features and often without shared context of any kind.

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