Race and the Rise of Standard American / Edition 1

Race and the Rise of Standard American / Edition 1

by Thomas Paul Bonfiglio
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3110171902

ISBN-13: 9783110171907

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

This study examines the effect of race-consciousness upon the pronunciation of American English and upon the ideology of standardization in the twentieth century. It shows how the discourses of prescriptivist pronunciation, the xenophobic reaction against immigration to the eastern metropolises - especially New York - and the closing of the western frontier

Overview

This study examines the effect of race-consciousness upon the pronunciation of American English and upon the ideology of standardization in the twentieth century. It shows how the discourses of prescriptivist pronunciation, the xenophobic reaction against immigration to the eastern metropolises - especially New York - and the closing of the western frontier together constructed an image of the American West and Midwest as the locus of proper speech and ethnicity. This study is of interest to scholars and students in linguistics, American studies, cultural studies, Jewish studies, and studies in race, class, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110171907
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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