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Author Lippi-Green, Rosina.

Title English with an accent : language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States / Rosina Lippi-Green
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997


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 MELB  306.440973 Lip/Ewa  AVAILABLE
 MELB  306.440973 Lip/Ewa  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Linguistics, language, and ideology -- Introduction: Language ideology: science fiction? 1. The linguistic facts of life. 2. The myth of non-accent. 3. The standard language myth. 4. Language ideology and the language subordination model -- Pt. II. What we sow: institutionalized language ideology -- Introduction: Language subordination at work. 5. Teaching children how to discriminate: what we learn from the Big Bad Wolf. 6. The educational system: fixing the message in stone. 7. The information industry: selling America to Americans. 8. Language ideology in the workplace and the judicial system -- Pt. III. What we reap: consent manufactured -- Introduction: Our naked skins. 9. The real trouble with Black English. 10. Hillbillies, rednecks, and southern belles: the language rebels. 11. The stranger within the gates -- Conclusions: Civil (dis)obedience and the shadow of language
Summary In English with an Accent, 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 unequal 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
Analysis Discrimination -- United States
English language -- Political aspects -- United States
English language -- Social aspects -- United States
English language -- Variation -- United States
Language and culture -- United States
Language policy -- United States
Speech and social status -- United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [258]-277) and index
Subject Discrimination -- United States.
English language -- Political aspects -- United States.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
English language -- Variation -- United States.
Language and culture -- United States.
Language policy -- United States.
Speech and social status -- United States.
LC no. 96033234
ISBN 0415114764 (hbk.)
0415114772 (paperback)
Other Titles Language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States