Heartland English: Variation and Transition in the American Midwest
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Beschreibung""Heartland" English" is the first book-length scholarly treatment of English spoken in the Midwest, or the northern interior of the continental United States. Frazer and his contributors focus on the myth of a uniform, "Midwestern" variety of American English. They show the complex region in which forces-old and new- have led to variety in the spoken language.
PortraitTimothy C. Frazer is Professor of English at Western Illinois University.
Pressestimmen"This admirable collection of 17 essays on dialectical variation is unified by the desire to discredit the myth of 'General American' - that English in the Midwest is uniform and may even constitute a 'Standard English.' The methods employed in these studies and their results are consistently interesting and informative." - Choice "This is a much-needed book, one just chock full of interesting studies." - American Speech "The language of the Midwest here receives a first comprehensive survey.... A well-edited, stimulating collection which will convince readers that the Midwest is worth closer inspection - linguistically and otherwise." - English Wide-World"
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF ALABAMA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten