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Author Lippi-Green, Rosina.

Title English with an accent : language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States / Rosina Lippi-Green
Edition Second edition
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The linguistic facts of life -- Language in motion -- The myth of non-accent -- The standard language myth -- Language subordination -- The educational system: fixing the message in stone -- Teaching children how to discriminate: (what we learn from the Big Bad Wolf) -- The information industry -- Real people with a real language: the workplace and the judicial system -- The real trouble with Black language -- Hillbillies, hicks, and Southern belles: the language rebels -- Defying paradise: Hawai'i -- The other in the mirror -- Ya basta -- The unassimilable races: what it means to be Asian -- Case study 1: moral panic in Oakland -- Case study 2: linguistic profiling and fair housing -- Conclusion: civil (dis)obedience and the shadow of language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
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.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020334880X
1136597301 (electronic bk.)
9781136597305 (electronic bk.)