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Speaking Culturally
Language Diversity in the United States



© 1999 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Speaking Culturally examines the changing cultural demographics of the United States from a linguistic perspective. Fern L Johnson illuminates the discourses associated with gender and with African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans.
 
PART ONE: LANGUAGE IN DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
 
The Linguistic Environment of the United States
 
The Language System in Its Communicative Contexts
 
Cultural Dimensions of Discourse
 
PART TWO: LOCATING CULTURAL DUSCOURSES
 
The Discourses of Gender
 
African American Discourse in Cultural and Historical Context
 
Hispanic Peoples and Their Language Patterns
 
Language and Cultural Complexity in Asian American Identities
 
PART THREE: LANGUAGE CONSEQUENCES AND CONTROVERSIES
 
Discourse Consequences
Where Language and Culture Matter  
 
Bilingual Education,Ebonics, and the Ideology of "Standard English"

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