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Do you speak american? up north.

Published by : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, (Princeton, NJ:) Physical details: 57 mins. ; color. Year: 2005
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Visual Materials Visual Materials AIT 美國資料中心 AIT American Center

全球各地150個國家共設有650處美國資料中心,透過各種活動、講座,以及中心內的藏書、刊物、和電影讓訪客認識並熟悉美國。美國資料中心設置於美國在世界各地的駐外使館、學校、圖書館,或其他夥伴單位,不僅是一個提供資訊的管道,同時也透過各種活動與民眾交流互動。歡迎到全台任何一處美國資料中心參觀,會有更多豐富收穫!

DVD 427.973 Do (Browse shelf) Not for loan 014238

VOLUME ONE: UP NORTH: In this program, Robert MacNeil canvasses the North to learn firsthand about linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority dialects and linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee are sampled, and Bill Labov, the dean of American linguists. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive.