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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  - 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  - Samuel - Goodreads

Overall this book was disappointing. It seemed like there had been a lot of research and interesting information that they'd gathered, but the whole book has been "Reader's Digested" down. I felt like I learned less than I would have reading an article in the Economist. 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

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

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Relena_reads - Goodreads

some really fun stories in here. I was confused by the authors referring to themselves in the 3rd person in some of the anecdotes. I understand objectivity, but that was a little weird. Read full review


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