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Bonfiglio, Thomas Paul

Race and the Rise of Standard American

Series:Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] 7

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Reprint 2010
    Publication Date:
    December 2010
    Copyright year:
    2002
    ISBN
    978-3-11-085199-1
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    Aims and Scope

    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.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    258 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English

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    Thomas Paul Bonfiglio is Associate Professor at the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

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