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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States

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Scrutinizing American attitudes toward language, "English With an Accent" exposes the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. Rosina Lippi-Green explores language prescription and discrimination in a variety of contexts in today's society. She examines situations from the judicial system, the media and corporate America, including such instances as court cases that attempt to exclude persons with accents from teaching young children. In the process she reveals how the media works to promote linguistic stereotyping, how employers discriminate on the basis of language use and how the judicial system uses language to protect the status quo.

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In this work, the author examines American attitudes towards language, exposing the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures. Examples are drawn from a variety of contexts including the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture.

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<P>Scrutinizing American attitudes toward language, <b></b><b><i>English With an Accent</i></b> exposes the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations.<br><br>Rosina Lippi-Green explores language prescription and discrimination in a variety of contexts in today's society. She examines situations from the judicial system, the media and corporate America, including such instances as court cases that attempt to exclude persons with accents from teaching young children. In the process she reveals how the media works to promote linguistic stereotyping, how employers discriminate on the basis of language use and how the judicial system uses language to protect the status quo.</P>

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In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent:
  • focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity
  • looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping
  • examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent
  • reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordination

This fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-277) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415114776
Author:
Lippi Green, Rosini
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Lippi-Green Ros
Author:
Lippi-Green, Ros
Author:
Lippi-Green, Rosina L.
Author:
Lippi-Green, Rosini
Location:
London ;
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Dialects
Subject:
Discrimination
Subject:
Language policy
Subject:
Language and culture
Subject:
Linguistic change
Subject:
Discrimination -- United States.
Subject:
Speech and social status.
Subject:
Inglâes
Subject:
Discriminaciâon
Subject:
Pâolitica del lenguaje
Subject:
Lenguaje y cultura
Subject:
Habla y condiciâon social
Subject:
English language -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Language policy -- United States.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
TN-246
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.22x6.18x.85 in. 1.26 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Routledge - English 9780415114776 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this work, the author examines American attitudes towards language, exposing the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures. Examples are drawn from a variety of contexts including the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture.
"Synopsis" by , <P>Scrutinizing American attitudes toward language, <b></b><b><i>English With an Accent</i></b> exposes the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations.<br><br>Rosina Lippi-Green explores language prescription and discrimination in a variety of contexts in today's society. She examines situations from the judicial system, the media and corporate America, including such instances as court cases that attempt to exclude persons with accents from teaching young children. In the process she reveals how the media works to promote linguistic stereotyping, how employers discriminate on the basis of language use and how the judicial system uses language to protect the status quo.</P>
"Synopsis" by , In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent:
  • focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity
  • looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping
  • examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent
  • reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordination

This fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.

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