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Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

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Author: Susan Tamasi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579052
Size: 47.26 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 380
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Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

by Susan Tamasi, Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us books, This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.




Language Diversity In The Usa

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Author: Kim Potowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139491261
Size: 12.64 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
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Language Diversity In The Usa

by Kim Potowski, Language Diversity In The Usa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language Diversity In The Usa books, What are the most widely spoken non-English languages in the USA? How did they reach the USA? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what purposes? What changes do these languages undergo as they come into contact with English? This book investigates the linguistic diversity of the USA by profiling the twelve most commonly used languages other than English. Each chapter paints a portrait of the history, current demographics, community characteristics, economic status, and language maintenance of each language group, and looks ahead to the future of each language. The book challenges myths about the 'official' language of the USA, explores the degree to which today's immigrants are learning English and assimilating into the mainstream, and discusses the relationship between linguistic diversity and national unity. Written in a coherent and structured style, Language Diversity in the USA is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and education.




Speaking Culturally

Speaking Culturally PDF
Author: Fern L. Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452221774
Size: 16.72 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Speaking Culturally

by Fern L. Johnson, Speaking Culturally Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Speaking Culturally books, In Speaking Culturally Fern Johnson probes the rich cultural legacies and deep cultural dimensions underlying discourse in the United States. This culturally rich examination of discourse places the changing demographics of the United States in linguistic perspective and draws upon the author's "language-centered perspective on culture" to illuminate the discourses associated with gender and with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. Language is placed in the context of the histories, multiplicities, and cultural themes influencing its users.




Languages And Dialects In The U S

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Author: Marianna Di Paolo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317916182
Size: 53.33 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Languages And Dialects In The U S

by Marianna Di Paolo, Languages And Dialects In The U S Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Languages And Dialects In The U S books, Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer students detailed insight into the languages they speak or hear around them, grounded in comprehensive coverage of the linguistic systems underpinning them. The book begins with "setting the stage" chapters, introducing the sociocultural context of the languages and dialects featured in the book. The remaining chapters are each devoted to particular U.S. dialects and varieties of American English, each with problem sets and suggested further readings to reinforce basic concepts and new linguistic terminology and to encourage further study of the languages and dialects covered. By presenting students with both the linguistic and social, cultural, and political foundations of these particular dialects and variations of English, Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is the ideal text for students interested in linguistic diversity in the U.S., in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and language variation and change.




Spanish In The United States

Spanish in the United States PDF
Author: Ana Roca
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110804972
Size: 46.84 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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Spanish In The United States

by Ana Roca, Spanish In The United States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spanish In The United States books, This collection of original papers presents current research on linguistic aspects of the Spanish used in the United States. The authors examine such topics as language maintenance and language shift, language choice, the bilingual's discourse patterns, varieties of Spanish used in the United States, and oral proficiency testing of bilingual speakers. In view of the fact that Hispanics constitute the largest linguistic minority in the United States, the pioneering work in the area of sociolinguistic issues in the U.S. Spanish presented here is of great importance.




Language And Cultural Diversity In U S Schools

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Author: Terry A. Osborn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982027
Size: 80.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 229
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Language And Cultural Diversity In U S Schools

by Terry A. Osborn, Language And Cultural Diversity In U S Schools Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Cultural Diversity In U S Schools books, An introduction and eight articles explore the possibility that language and culture will eventually not be an impediment to fulfilling the idea that America is a democracy.




Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional Diverse And At Risk In The General Education Classroom

Teaching Students who are Exceptional  Diverse  and at Risk in the General Education Classroom PDF
Author: Sharon Vaughn
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Size: 12.21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 562
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Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional Diverse And At Risk In The General Education Classroom

by Sharon Vaughn, Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional Diverse And At Risk In The General Education Classroom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional Diverse And At Risk In The General Education Classroom books, Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law (IDEA 2004 & No Child Left Behind) and current terminology, the strength of the book continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms. This edition continues its very popular multi- chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, content areas, and study skills, which has been further strengthened by a new capstone chapter on teaching self-advocacy, study skills and strategies. The strong emphasis on professional planning and collaboration make it an excellent resource for all teachers. The newest edition features a new chapter on Autism; a new chapter on Developing Independence in Learning; an all new "Tech Tips" features that has received rave reviews; a revised chapter "Managing Student Behavior" that emphasizes school-wide behavior management and positive behavioral support; an expanded chapter on "Collaborating and Coordinating with Other Professionals and Family Members" with increased coverage of co-teaching; a revised chapter on "Planning and Grouping Strategies for Special Learners" that reflects an increased emphasis on grouping; and expanded coverage of secondary education via chapter-opening interviews, new photos, and new examples throughout the text.




Language In The Usa

Language in the USA PDF
Author: Charles Albert Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521777476
Size: 26.11 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 502
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Language In The Usa

by Charles Albert Ferguson, Language In The Usa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language In The Usa books, Publisher Description




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Author: Л. П Крысин
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Size: 43.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language and languages
Languages : ru
Pages : 231
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Language And Society In South Asia

Language and Society in South Asia PDF
Author: Michael C. Shapiro
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120826076
Size: 62.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Areal linguistics
Languages : en
Pages : 293
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Language And Society In South Asia

by Michael C. Shapiro, Language And Society In South Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Society In South Asia books, During the past two decades there has been a significant amount of research and publication concerning the sociolinguistics of South Asian languages. Language and Society in South Asia is the first major attempt to assess the impact of this new literature. It exposits the methodological and theoretical assumptions of sociolinguistic descriptions of south Asian languages, and contrasts them with the assumptions of earlier characterizations of these languages. An important feature of this book is its detailed examination of numerous schools of linguistic analysis within which most past descriptive work on South Asian languages has been carried out. This is done in language accessible both to the professional linguist and to non-linguists interested in social aspects of language use in South Asia. Among the topics treated in this book are traditional taxonomies of South Asian languages, South Asia as a linguistic area, social dialectology, bi- and multilingualism in South Asia, pidginization, creolization, and South Asian English, ethnographic semantics, and the ethnography of speaking. The work also contains an extensive bibliography of the scholarly literature pertinent to the study of South Asian languages in their social contexts.