LINGUIST List 11.2089

Sat Sep 30 2000

Sum: Varieties of American English

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Message 1: Varieties of American English

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:49:15 -0400
From: Linda Rashidi <lrashidimnsfld.edu>
Subject: Varieties of American English

For Query: LInguist 11.2020

My heartfelt thanks to those of you who responded to my request for
materials for a course in Varieties of American English. Most suggestions
pointed me toward Wolfram and Schilling-Estes' AMERICAN ENGLISH, but there
were other texts that people have used either to supplement AMERICAN ENGLISH
or as a resource. And nearly everyone mentioned the video "American
Tongues" and the PBS series THE STORY OF ENGLISH segments "Black on White"
and "Pioneers! oh Pioneers". Sources mentioned are listed below with the
publ. info that I was given. 

Thanks to the following--with apologies for incomplete names or designations:

John Damon
Marc Picard
Robert H. Williams, Jr.
Joachim
James Kirchner
Marilyn Plumlee
Kirk Hazen
Kathleen M. Ward
Racheles
Melanie at Georgetown
June Frazer's husband

Books

Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes. AMERICAN ENGLISH: DIALECTS AND
VARIATION. Blackwell. 1998. 

Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill, eds. LANGUAGE MYTHS. Penguin. 1999.

LANGUAGE VARIATION IN NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH: RESEARCH AND TEACHING. Ed. A.
Wayne Glowka and Donald M. Lance. 1993. MLA in New York.

Walt Wolfram. DIALECTS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. Lawrence Erlbaum.

John R. Rickford. AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH. 1999. Blackwell.

Elaine Chaika. LANGUAGE: THE SOCIAL MIRROR.

John Baugh. OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SLAVES.

Robin Lakoff. LANGUAGE WAR.

Mufwene, Rickford, Bailey, and Baugh, eds. AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENGLISH:
STRUCTURE, HISTORY, AND USE. Routledge. 1998.

Rosina Lippi-Green. ENGLISH WITH AN ACCENT. Routledge. 1997.


VIDEOS AND MOVIES

"American Tongues" Walt Wolfram

"Yeah, you write!" Walt Wolfram

PBS Series STORY OF ENGLISH: "Black on White" and "Pioneers! Oh, Pioneers"

"Norma Rae"

Walt Wolfram's Introductory Video about Lumbee English available from 
N.C. State

"Daughers of the Dust" illustrates Gullah

"Fargo" for a taste of upper Midwest English


NPR segments of William Labov on "Morning Edition" and "All Things
Considered" (see NPR website)


Dr. Linda Stump Rashidi			e-mail: lrashidimnsfld.edu
Assistant Professor of Linguistics		phone: 570-662-4593
Department of Languages and Literature	fax: 570-662-4126
Belknap Hall 101-C				
Mansfield University
Mansfield PA 16933


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