English with an Accent

English with an Accent

Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States

Barrett, Rusty; Cramer, Jennifer; McGowan, Kevin B.

Taylor & Francis Ltd






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List of Figures

List of Tables

The International Phonetic Alphabet

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter One: The pronunciation of difference

Reproducing inequality

Discourse structural racism

Language ideologies

Red summer

Where we are headed

Discussion questions

Chapter Two: Language, categorization, and social identities

Fifty shades of grue

Only skin deep

Sorting humanity

Categories and cognition

Is that a sandwich?

Some basic semiotics

Language and racialization

Discussion questions

Chapter Three: Things linguists know about language

Facts about language

Linguistic potential

Variety is the spice of life!

Are you a robot?

So-called Standard English

Communicative effectiveness depends on variation

Discussion questions

Chapter Four: Language subordination

Reading a textbook: roles and responsibilities

Rejecting the gift: the individual's role in the communicative process

Hesitance and uncertainty?

Standard language ideology

Confronting ideologies

Discussion questions

Chapter Five: Place-based variation in the American context

The social meaning of place

Regional varieties of American English

Spread the word

Vowels on the move

Regional variation in morphology and syntax

OMG! There's, like, so much more variation!

Structured variation: the hidden life of language

Discussion questions

Chapter Six: Language, racialization, and racism


Race, ethnicity, and linguistic variation

Ethnicity-indexing variation: words and sounds

Ethnicity-indexing variation: sentences and meanings

No MSG, no lazy grammar

Language, interaction, and ethnic inequality

Language, race, appropriation, and whiteness

Language is love

Discussion questions

Chapter Seven: Language diversity in the United States

Estados Unidos no tiene un idioma oficial

Language abundance

Stolen childhoods

Language ideologies and English public space

Embracing bilingualism

Discussion questions

Chapter Eight: American Sign Language and deaf culture

How people communicate

What it means to be hearing

Deaf culture

Sign languages and American Sign Language

Martha's Vineyard Sign Language

Oralism vs. manualism

Language ideology and deaf culture

Ideologies within the deaf community

Discussion questions

Chapter Nine: Putting language on the map

How we see the language around us

Perceptual dialectology

Linguistic landscapes

The linguistic perception of the American South

Kountry Livin'

What it means to sound Southern

Perceptions meet strategies of condescension

Discussion questions

Chapter Ten: A history of 'r' in the United States

Meaningful, important, and arbitrary

The remarkable letter 'r'

Rhotics: variety, terminology, and symbols

American [?] is wei(r)d

Where did American [?] come from?

From non-rhotic to rhotic: American sound change in the first half of the 20th century

Non-rhotic in Manhattan

Discussion questions

Chapter Eleven: The communicative burden in education

The medium of instruction

Invisible ideologies go to school

The setting of goals

Whose language?

Appropriacy arguments


Education as cultural assimilation

How teachers talk

How graduate students talk

What the science tells us

Discussion questions

Chapter Twelve: Language use, media stereotypes, and fake news

Storytellers, Inc.

Teaching children how to discriminate

Building on stereotypes

Disney's worldview

Information literacy: beyond cartoons

Echo chambers and filter bubbles

Bad is stronger than good

Discussion questions

Chapter Thirteen: Language in the workplace

Unwelcoming environments

Sorry not sorry

"This is America, speak English!"

"Nobody can understand those people"

"You sound so insecure when you talk the way I do"

"You're so much prettier when you're not angry"

White men talking

Discussion questions

Chapter Fourteen: Examining the American judicial system and housing

Language(s) and the law

Lost in translation

Linguists as experts

American housing problems

Heard but not seen

I had you at "hello"

A human failing

Discussion questions

Epilogue: Teach your children well

Honesty & equality & respect & linguistic diversity

You must be carefully taught

Our hope for you, dear reader


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