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Race and the Rise of Standard American
     

Race and the Rise of Standard American

by Thomas Paul Bonfiglio
 

ISBN-10: 3110171899

ISBN-13: 9783110171891

Pub. Date: 06/07/2002

Publisher: 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

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:
9783110171891
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
06/07/2002
Series:
Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] Series , #7
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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