English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States
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:
English with an Accent is essential reading for students with interests in attitudes and discrimination towards language.
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This is my bible when it comes to writing any matter concerned with sociolinguistics at university level. I have learned a lot from it about history of discrimination and how to make sure I am being accommodating when talking to others who are from different cultures. It's written well and still peaks my interest every time I re-read it.