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American Voices by Walt Wolfram
Book Description"American Voices" is a collection of short, readable descriptions of various American dialects, written by top researchers in the field. It includes Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, among many others. It offers a fascinating look at the full range of American social, ethnic, and regional dialects written for the lay person.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405121095
(231mm x 158mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Walt Wolfram
Talkin' Tar Heel, Paperback (August 2016)
Drawing on over two decades of research and 3,000 recorded interviews from every corner of the state, Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser's lively book introduces readers to the unique regional, social, and ethnic dialects of North Carolina, as well as its major languages, including American Indian languages and Spanish.
American English, Paperback (December 2015)
The new edition of this classic text chronicles recent breakthrough developments in the field of American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences.
Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics, Hardback (October 2011)
The most comprehensive overview available, this Handbook is an essential guide to sociolinguistics today.
Dialects in Schools and Communities, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Walt Wolfram
Describes dialect differences in American English and their impact on education and everyday life. This book explores some of the major issues that confront educational practitioners and suggests what practitioners can do to recognize students' language abilities, support their language development, and expand their knowledge about dialects.
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Author Biography - Walt Wolfram
Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University. Ben Ward is Consultant Editor of Language Magazine, the Journal of Communication and Education.
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