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Book Title: English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States|
Date of issue: May 23rd 1997
ISBN 13: 9780415114769
The author of the book: Rosina Lippi-Green
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 450 KB
Read full description of the books English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States:I found this book very interesting and enlightening. In a country where the word "discrimination" makes people shudder, there is, in truth, many different ways we discriminate against others. One of those areas concerns accent and the way people speak English. The way we speak is something so deeply ingrained into who we are that it is something we sometimes don't think about consciously. However, the same types of ideologies that came into play during the repression of blacks and women can be seen in the ideologies we place on language. We have a subconscious belief that there is only one correct way to speak English, one correct way to pronounce words, and those who do not do so are generally stigmatized. Lippi-Green points out many things I'd never thought of or considered when it comes to accent, but once I began reading this book I also started seeing many of the things she described as linguistic discrimination. It's all over the place. It also helped pointed out that even though we had the Civil Rights movement, there are still many ways people enforce the idea of superiority over others. This book is a worthwhile read for anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of how discrimination still exists in these United States.
Read information about the authorRosina Lippi-Green is the pen-name in which Rosina Lippi writes under for linguistic topics.
Other aliases include Rosina Lippi (for literary and contemporary fiction), and Sara Donati (historical fiction).
Lippi holds a PhD in linguistics from Princeton University and taught linguistics for twelve years.
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