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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the…

by Rosina Lippi-Green

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In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent: focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordination This fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.… (more)

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English language > Social aspects > United/States/English language > Political aspects > United/English language > Variation > United States/Speech and social status > United States/Language and culture > United States/Language policy > United States/Discrimination > United States
  Budzul | May 31, 2008 |
Very academic but very interesting. I found it fascinating, and it would appeal to others interested in linguistics and/or discrimination, though it might be too textbooky and scientific for laypersons. ( )
  eslee | Mar 18, 2007 |
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In this bestselling textbook, Rosina Lippi-Green scrutinizes American attitudes towards language. Using examples drawn from a variety of contexts: the classroom, the court, the media and corporate culture, she exposes the way in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. English with an Accent: focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping examines how employers discriminate on the basis of accent reveals how the judicial system protects the status quo and reinforces language subordination This fascinating and highly readable book forces us to acknowledge the ways in which language is used to discriminate.

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