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Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Paul Madarasz - Goodreads

A great introduction to our American language, told in an erudite (but quite readable) fashion. This ex-linguistics major found a lot in it I didn't know. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

This was a great book. It discussed the linguistics of the very different American dialects and changing trends in pronunciation. Even if you are not a linguistic, after the first chapter the book is ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Shaun Welch - Goodreads

Although it was written in 2005, Do You Speak American? is still young enough to be relevant. It is an excellent layman's introduction to the variety of language and dialect that permeates the United ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This is a good introduction to contemporary American English linguistics, as it does it in a more fluid and engaging manner than dryer textbooks on the subject. Notable linguists are consulted and the ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - David Prince - Goodreads

Really interesting companion to PBS series from about 10 years ago. Dialects are increasing, among other findings. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

The PBS series "Do You Speak American" was excellent as well as the accompanying book. This is a topic that is so misunderstood. Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Wallace - Goodreads

A light and accessible introduction to how American English actually came to be and how it is changing. What you learned in school is probably wrong, and how you spoke at the time was probably right. Read full review

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  - Jyoderdc - Goodreads

The companion book to the PBS documentary from 2005. Great fun! Southerners, our dialect will soon become the most widely spoken in the US Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Joe Conklin - Goodreads

Insightful book on the evolution of the English language in America. Read full review


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