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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Do You Speak American?
  • Robert MacNeil
  • English
  • 28 October 2020
  • 9780385511988

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Free download À Do You Speak American? Read ½ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Robert MacNeil Robert MacNeil Å 5 review Rs observe everyday verbal interactions and in a host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic uirks and traditions characteristic of each area While examining the histories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English they address anxieties and assumptions that when explored are highly emotional such as the growing influence of Spanish as a threat to American English and the special treatment of African American vernacular English And challenging the purists who think grammatical standards are in serious deterioration and that media saturation of our culture is homogenizing our speech they surp. Great book for those