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Message 1: Language in the USA: Finegan, Rickford (Eds)

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 14:02:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Language in the USA: Finegan, Rickford (Eds)

Title: Language in the USA
Subtitle: Perspectives for the Twenty-first Century
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Cambridge University Press
Book URL:

Editor: Edward Finegan, University of Southern California 
Editor: John R. Rickford, Stanford University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521771757, Pages: c.525, Price: U.S. $: $85.00
	Comment: 2 figures/4 graphs/8 line diagrams/40 maps/21 tables 
Paperback: ISBN: 052177747X, Pages: , Price: U.S. $: $34.99

This textbook furnishes a comprehensive survey of current language
issues in the U.S., exploring the nature of language variation in the
United States and its social, historical and political
significance. The book is divided into three sections: Part I,
American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The
Sociolinguistic Situation in the U.S.A.

Richard W. Bailey, Edward Finegan, William Kretzschmar, Walt Wolfram,
Lisa Green, Joan Houston Hall, Joshua A. Fishman, Patricia Nichols,
Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda, Ana Celia Zentella, Carmen
Silva-Corvalan, Ceil Lucas, Clayton Valli, Thom Huebner, Linda Uyechi,
Robert Bayley, Rosina Lippi-Green, John Baugh, Terrence G. Wiley, Lily
Wong Fillmore, Penelope Eckert, Connie Eble, H. Samy Alim, Mary
Bucholtz, James Peterson, Cynthia Hagstrom, Denise E. Murray, Dennis
R. Preston

Part I. American English: 
1. American English: its origins and history Richard W. Bailey 
2. The distinctiveness of American English Edward Finegan
3. Regional American dialects William Kretzschmar
4. Social varieties of American English Walt Wolfram
5. African-American vernacular English Lisa Green
6. The dictionary of American regional English Joan Houston Hall

Part II. Other Language Varieties in the USA: 
7. Multilingualism and non-English mother tongues Joshua A Fishman
8. Creole languages in the United States: forging new identities Patricia Nichols
9. Native American languages Akira Y. Yamamoto and Ofelia Zepeda
10. Spanish in the northeast Ana Celia Zentella
11. Spanish in the southwest Carmen Silva-Corvalan
12. American sign language Ceil Lucas and Clayton Valli
13. Asian American voices Thom Huebner and Linda Uyechi
14. Linguistic diversity and English language acquisition Robert Bayley

Part III. The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA: 
15. Language ideology and language prejudice Rosina Lippi-Green
16. Ebonics and its controversy John Baugh
17. Language policy and English-only Terrence G. Wiley
18. Language and Education Lily Wong Fillmore
19. Adolescent language Penelope Eckert
20. Slang Connie Eble
21. Rap and hip hop H. Samy Alim
22. Language, gender and sexuality Mary Bucholtz
23. Language and identity in American literature James Peterson
24. The language of doctors and patients Cynthia Hagstrom
25. The language of cyberspace Denise E. Murray
26. Language attitudes to US speech Dennis R. Preston. 			

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