Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: Josh Katz
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0358359937
Available:
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? Speaking American offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular--who says what, and where they say it--revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and the language that divides and unites us.

Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: Josh Katz
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0544703391
Available:
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? In 2013 Josh Katz accumulated and visually mapped over 350,000 unique survey responses to questions about word choice and pronunciation throughout America. His dialect quiz quickly became the most viewed webpage in the history of the New York Times. InSpeaking AmericanKatz offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular who says what, and where they say it revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and our language."

Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: Richard W. Bailey
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9780195179347
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Release: 2012-01-23
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Investigates the history and continuing evolution of American English, from the 16th century to the present, to celebrate the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of our language. By the author of Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language.

Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: Zevi Gutfreund
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780806163550
Available:
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Bilingual Education Act of 1968, language learning became a touchstone in the emerging culture wars. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Los Angeles, where elected officials from both political parties had supported the legislation, and where the most disruptive protests over it occurred. The city, with its diverse population of Latinos and Asian Americans, is the ideal locus for Zevi Gutfreund’s study of how language instruction informed the social construction of American citizenship. Combining the history of language instruction, school desegregation, and civil rights activism as it unfolded in Japanese American and Mexican American communities in L.A., this timely book clarifies the critical and evolving role of language instruction in twentieth-century American politics. Speaking American reveals how, for generations, language instruction offered a forum for Angelino educators to articulate their responses to policies that racialized access to citizenship—from the “national origins” immigration quotas of the Progressive Era through Congress’s removal of race from these quotas in 1965. Meanwhile, immigrant communities designed language experiments to counter efforts to limit their liberties. Gutfreund’s book is the first to place the experiences of Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans side by side as they navigated debates over Americanization programs, intercultural education, school desegregation, and bilingual education. In the process, the book shows, these language experiments helped Angelino immigrants introduce competing concepts of citizenship that were tied to their actions and deeds rather than to the English language itself. Complicating the usual top-down approach to the history of racial politics in education, Speaking American recognizes the ways in which immigrant and ethnic activists, as well as white progressives and conservatives, have been deeply invested in controlling public and private aspects of language instruction in Los Angeles. The book brings compelling analytic depth and breadth to its examination of the social and political landscape in a city still at the epicenter of American immigration politics.

American Foreign Policy in the English speaking Caribbean

American Foreign Policy in the English speaking Caribbean
Author: Samantha S. S. Chaitram
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9783030459864
Available:
Release: 2020-06-01
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book traces American engagement in the English-speaking Caribbean from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, and is the first to examine the policies of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump in this context. Focusing on The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana as case studies, the book describes the growth of the English-speaking Caribbean and highlights American interest and foreign relations in this region from European discovery up through the post-9/11 era to today (1492-2019). The book demonstrates the unique relationship between America and the former British colonies, shedding light on U.S. foreign policy with the Caribbean in general and at a bilateral level with the four selected countries, providing a useful survey for students, scholars, diplomats, policymakers, governments officials, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of U.S. – Caribbean relations.

Report from Office for Spanish Speaking American Affairs

Report from Office for Spanish Speaking American Affairs
Author: United States. Office of Education. Office for Spanish Speaking American Affairs
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173025357470
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Michael Harrington speaking American

Michael Harrington  speaking American
Author: Robert A. Gorman
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0415911184
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Release: 1995
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This first study provides illuminating insights in to America's preeminent Yankee Radical and his concepts.

Speaking American English

Speaking American English
Author: Gilbert A. Schaye
Pages: 291
ISBN: STANFORD:36105012288101
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Speak English Like an American

Speak English Like an American
Author: Amy Gillett
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9780972530033
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Release: 2004
Editor: Language Success Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The audio CD contains all of the dialogues in the book.

Speaking Naturally Student s Book

Speaking Naturally Student s Book
Author: Bruce Tillitt,Mary Newton Bruder
Pages: 115
ISBN: 0521271304
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Release: 1985-01-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Speaking Naturally is for intermediate and high intermediate ESL/EFL students who are interested in using English in social interaction. Each unit contains:" Presentation of language functions (thanking, agreeing, disagreeing, inviting, etc.) in both formal and informal situations" Informative readings on the cultural rules students need to know in real-life situations" Exercises and role plays for pairs and small groups, to encourage interaction" Short recorded dialogues, which expose students to a range of American accents and levels of formality.Speaking Naturally can be used as a classroom text, as a supplementary text, and for self-study.

Economic and Social Statistics for Spanish speaking Americans

Economic and Social Statistics for Spanish speaking Americans
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and Statistics
Pages: 189
ISBN: UOM:39015081117437
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: Bruce G. Shapiro
Pages: 129
ISBN: 0868196126
Available:
Release: 2001-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

Book and CD. Dialect is not simply a verbal costume worn by an actor -- it is fundamental to speech and therefore acting, in that it helps to locate the historical, biographical and social identity of a character. Meryl Streep described dialect as "a way of finding the essential truth of the character". Speaking American is a simple and accurate guide to speaking in a General American dialect. This is the preferred dialect for performance in a wide range of American stage, film and television works, and it can operate as a foundation dialect for other regional or ethnic American dialects. The book covers pronunciation, intonation, American lingo, phonetics, tongue placement, lip formation and practical exercises, as well as words and phrases useful for improvisation work. The accompanying CD complements the various lessons and exercises.

Speaking American

Speaking American
Author: David Kusnet
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1560250275
Available:
Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that the Democratic party has lost its voice on the issues important to the middle class, and analyzes the failures of the Mondale and Dukakis presidential campaigns

Economic and Social Statistics for Spainish speaking Americans Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Census and Statistics of 93 2 May 28 June11 and 12 1974

Economic and Social Statistics for Spainish speaking Americans  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Census and Statistics of      93 2  May 28  June11  and 12  1974
Author: United States. Congress. House. Post Office and Civil Service Committee
Pages: 189
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045535494
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Spanish speaking Americans

Spanish speaking Americans
Author: United States. Dept. of Labor. Manpower Administration
Pages: 28
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173026980576
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Speaking Qur an

Speaking Qur an
Author: Timur R. Yuskaev
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781611177954
Available:
Release: 2017-10-18
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Speaking Qur'an: An American Scripture, Timur R. Yuskaev examines how Muslim Americans have been participating in their country's cultural, social, religious, and political life. Essential to this process, he shows, is how the Qur'an has become an evermore deeply American text that speaks to central issues in the lives of American Muslims through the spoken-word interpretations of Muslim preachers, scholars,and activists. Yuskaev illustrates this process with four major case studies that highlight dialogues between American Muslim public intellectuals and their audiences. First, through an examination of the work of Fazlur Rahman, he addresses the question of how the premodern Qur'an is translated across time into modern, American settings. Next the author contemplates the application of contemporary concepts of gender to renditions of the Qur'an alongside Amina Wadud's American Muslim discourses on justice.Then he demonstrates how the Qur'an becomes a text of redemption in W. D. Mohammed's oral interpretation of the Qur'an as speaking directly to the African American experience. Finally he shows how, before and after 9/11, Hamza Yusuf invoked the Qur'an as a guide to the political life of American Muslims. Set within the rapidly transforming contexts of the last half century, and central to the volume, are the issues of cultural translation and embodiment of sacred texts that Yuskaev explores by focusing on the Qur'an as a spoken scripture. The process of the Qur'an becoming an American sacred text, he argues, is ongoing. It comes to life when the Qur'an is spoken and embodied by its American faithful.

The Civil Rights Status of Spanish speaking Americans in Kleberg Nueces and San Patricio Counties Texas

The Civil Rights Status of Spanish speaking Americans in Kleberg  Nueces  and San Patricio Counties  Texas
Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights. Texas State Advisory Committee
Pages: 32
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017839679
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans

Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans
Author: Ethan Nebelkopf,Mary Phillips
Pages: 227
ISBN: 075910607X
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Rowman Altamira
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, the authors highlight the importance of eliminating health disparities and increasing the access of Native Americans to critical substance abuse and mental health services. While most chapters are framed in scientific terms, they are concerned with promoting healing through changes in the way we treat our sick-spiritually, traditionally, ceremonially, and scientifically-whether in rural areas, on reservations, and in cities. The book will be a valuable resource for medical and mental health professionals, medical anthropologists, and the Native health community. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Speaking with the Dead in Early America
Author: Erik R. Seeman
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780812251531
Available:
Release: 2019-11-01
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.

Accent America

Accent America
Author: Patrick Muñoz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692368434
Available:
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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