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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

I am not a linguist, but I was raised by one. As a result of hearing different languages and different language dialects throughout my life, I have a love of listening to the various dialects of ... Read full review

Review: Do You Speak American?

User Review  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - Rex Libris - Goodreads

The book started by discussing the various regional English accents or dialects. When it stayed on the topic of regionalism, the book seemed to be on some solid foundations, though claims were made ... 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  - 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  - 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

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