English With An Accent

Author: Lippi-Green Rosini
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415114769
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In English with an Accent Rosina Lippi-Green examines American attitudes towards language, exposing the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures.

English With An Accent

Author: Rosina Lippi-Green
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136597298
Size: 17,70 MB
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Since its initial publication, English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its in-depth scrutiny of American attitudes towards language. Rosina Lippi-Green discusses the ways in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. This second edition has been reorganized and revised to include: new dedicated chapters on Latino English and Asian American English discussion questions, further reading, and suggested classroom exercises, updated examples from the classroom, the judicial system, the media, and corporate culture a discussion of the long-term implications of the Ebonics debate a brand-new companion website with a glossary of key terms and links to audio, video, and images relevant to the each chapter's content. English with an Accent is essential reading for students with interests in attitudes and discrimination towards language.

Engineer Your Accent

Author: Rebecca Zhuo
ISBN: 9781733631808
Size: 15,68 MB
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Engineering your accent is easy. You just need the right framework.The traditional view is that improving an accent is hard. If you want to sound like a native speaker, you must grow up around the language or work on it actively for years. Sometimes it even takes a lifetime of practice before you get rid of your accent.But this is wrong. If you take a first principles approach and start with sounds instead of individual words, you can engineer an American accent (or any accent!) in as little as 10 weeks.Engineer Your Accent walks you through each step of the process, covering both the theory of accent engineering and the practice of actually adjusting your accent so you sound virtually indistinguishable from a native speaker.You'll never look at your accent the same way again after reading this book. You'll also have what you need to confidently engineering your accent so you sound like a local no matter where you grew up.

Cross Language Relations In Composition

Author: Bruce Horner
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809385759
Size: 16,92 MB
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Cross-Language Relations in Composition brings together the foremost scholars in the fields of composition, second language writing, education, and literacy studies to address the limitations of the tacit English-only policy prevalent in composition pedagogy and research and to suggest changes for the benefit of writing students and instructors throughout the United States. Recognizing the growing linguistic diversity of students and faculty, the ongoing changes in the English language as a result of globalization, and the increasingly blurred categories of native, foreign, and second language English speakers, editors Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda have compiled a groundbreaking anthology of essays that contest the dominance of English monolingualism in the study and teaching of composition and encourage the pursuit of approaches that embrace multilingualism and cross-language writing as the norm for teaching and research. The nine chapters comprising part 1 of the collection focus on the origins of the “English only” bias dominating U.S. composition classes and present alternative methods of teaching and research that challenge this monolingualism. In part 2, nine composition teachers and scholars representing a variety of theoretical, institutional, and professional perspectives propose new, compelling, and concrete ways to understand and teach composition to students of a “global,” plural English, a language evolving in a multilingual world. Drawing on recent theoretical work on genre, complexity, performance and identity, as well as postcolonialism, Cross-Language Relations in Composition offers a radically new approach to composition teaching and research, one that will prove invaluable to all who teach writing in today’s multilingual college classroom.

The Makeup Of Rupaul S Drag Race

Author: Jim Daems
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495073
Size: 18,91 MB
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Start your engines--for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul's Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul's DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows' representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows' handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows' premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

Identity Agency And The Acquisition Of Professional Language And Culture

Author: Ping Deters
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441172432
Size: 18,46 MB
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With globalization and the ever-increasing migration of professionals, issues related to learning an additional language and culture in professional contexts are prominent in many contemporary societies. Drawing upon data from an extensive research study of internationally educated professionals, this book examines the affordances and constraints to successful professional acculturation, and the relationships between identity, agency, and the acquisition of professional language and culture. The author provides a succinct review of socially informed theories of second language acquisition, and presents a unique analysis of identity and agency that incorporates the work of Erik Erikson and George Herbert Mead with Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Lave and Wenger's community of practice framework. Given the pervasive problem of the underemployment of internationally educated professionals in many contemporary immigrant-receiving societies, this book makes a timely contribution that not only advances scholarship but also has important practical and policy implications.

Teaching And Researching The Pronunciation Of English

Author: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319110926
Size: 11,90 MB
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The book contains contributions from practitioners and theoreticians who explore the pronunciation of English from various perspectives: phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic. In accordance with the unifying theme of the volume, individual contributions investigate the characteristics of a foreign accent, its production and perception, study the development of methods and techniques in pronunciation teaching, evaluate their use in classroom materials and in the classroom itself, and investigate the conditions for second language learning and teaching from the perspective of learners and teachers. The book offers a unique combination of a scholarly research with practical applications, inspired over the years by the work of Professor Włodzimierz Sobkowiak, who has researched pronunciation teaching and pioneered technology-oriented, corpus-based approaches to the study of English pronunciation in Poland.

Encyclopedic Graded Grammar Vol 2

Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435740696
Size: 12,78 MB
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Assessing Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students

Author: Robert L. Rhodes
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237434
Size: 12,81 MB
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

How To Do Standard English Accents

Author: Edda Sharpe
Editor: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781840029901
Size: 14,42 MB
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An essential accent resource for students and amateur dramatists alike. Includes free downloadable recordings.