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Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Chon Mkliiry - Goodreads

An interesting book with obviously valid points of view, but written for the ""Newsweek" magazine crowd. I would maybe recommend reading some of the authors' more academic papers instead. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Written to accompany the PBS miniseries. An overview of regional dialects throughout the US and all the accompanying snobbishness and strife about issues of "correctness" and varieties of English. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Elisa - Goodreads

This is a good book for those who haven't dabbled a lot in linguistics, but I've let some non-linguist friends borrow this book and they loved it. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

It's all right but nothing spectacular; more of an overview of current (well, old now) linguistic trends for the very generalist reader.. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Merilee - Goodreads

I think the movie will be better. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

Gives a nice sense of the organic/dynamic nauture of language and dialects in the US. Each chapter focuses on a different region or dialect such as chicano, black english, computer technologies that ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Miriam - Goodreads

Interesting analysis of current trends in American English. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Sarah Vendetti - Goodreads

Linguists. Yawn. It was a hard read, I actually don't think I finished. But the glossy synopsis on the back makes it all very interesting. It is text book style, no story to follow. I wish someone ... Read full review


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