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Do you speak American?

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy.

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  • "Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy."
  • "Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy."@en
  • "Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Up North: Discusses pronunciation in New England and New York City, dialect crossing, instant messaging, is it important to know how to speak English, standard English, folk perceptions of dialects, the state of written English, northern cities vowel shift, linguistic profiling and the roots of contemporary African American English, landmark Ann Arbor court decision that ruled against teacher discrimination through dialect bias in this case, African American, African American English in Texas, the powerful influence of hip hop culture and rap music on mainstream English."@en
  • "Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes."@en
  • "Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact and steeped in cultural controversy."
  • "Appalachian English, spread of trucker talk, talking country, Southern dialects, Cajun speech, Texas cowboy talk, African American English, Texas town names, Texas accents, Spanish's linguistic influence, an American town where Spanish is the official language."@en
  • "Spanglish and Chicano, African American English in California, California slang, Valley girl English, skateboarder and snowboarder jargon, politically correct language, computer voices, voice technology, voice activated technology."@en
  • "Why is the English spoken by Maine lobstermen so different from the English spoken by Texas cowboys? What constitutes "standard English" in the U.S. today? Will Spanish displace English altogether? And how is English linked to issues of race, gender, and class? In this three-part series, celebrated journalist and writer Robert MacNeil travels from north to south, east to west, to answer these and other sociolinguistic questions as he studies the ongoing evolution of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy."@en

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  • "Films"@en
  • "DVD-Video."
  • "History."@en
  • "Television programs"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "Television programs."@en
  • "Educational television programs."@en
  • "Internet videos."@en
  • "Video recordings for the hearing impaired."@en
  • "Documentary television programs."@en
  • "Films for the hearing impaired."@en
  • "Nonfiction television programs."@en

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  • "Do you speak American /"
  • "Do you speak American?"@en
  • "Do you speak American?"