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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  - 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  - Emma - Goodreads

This book is a great study on the language of Americans and how it changes in relation to the nation's history and cultural values. It answered some questions I had about the language (such as why ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Hayley - Goodreads

Really a fascinating read--the authors described dialects that I'd never even thought about before (Gullah and the "California Dialect"--that one was especially interesting because I'm not sure I ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Excellently detailed for the layreader. I read it for background information regarding American English for the A level English Language classes I teach. We can't access the PBS documentary upon which ... Read full review


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