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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 study room, the court docket, the media and company tradition, she exposes the way discrimination in response to accessory services to help and perpetuate social constructions and unequal strength family members. 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 ebook forces us to recognize the ways that language is used to discriminate.

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If he doesn’t, his career at this company – and perhaps everywhere – is over. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and he’s prepared for it. Except when he goes to his closet to get the polished shoes, freshly ironed shirt and crisp new suit, they aren’t there. In fact, none of his clothes are there. He searches through the whole house, and finds not so much as one of his socks, anywhere. The only piece of clothing is a dress hanging in the guest room closet along with a pair of matching pumps, which look like they will actually fit him.

2 There has been a lot of exaggeration and misinformation about FOXP2 from the popular press. ” It does have something to do with articulation and fine motor control needed for speech. It also seems to control the behavior of some hundred other genes. gl/3Zwgd). S. and with very few exceptions does not draw on material from other English-speaking countries. 4 I refer here specifically to academic linguists. Outside of the discipline, the definition of linguist is much broader, including, among other things, a linguist as a polyglot.

Sentences (1) and (2) are equally nonsensical, but any speaker of English will recognize that only the former is grammatical. 1 2 Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. Furiously sleep ideas green colorless. (Chomsky 1957) “*Furiously sleep ideas green colorless” is not grammatical for any speaker of English, descriptivist or prescriptivist. No child growing up in an English-speaking community would produce this sentence, just as you never have to remind a child about other points of language-internal, rule-governed grammaticality.

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