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1. New Oxford American dictionary. / Angus Stevenson; Christine A Lindberg by Stevenson, Angus Publication: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 . xxvi, 2018 p., [46] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 29 cm. Date: 2010 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

2. Do you speak american? up north.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins. ; color. , 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. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

3. Do you speak american? down south.   Publication: Princeton Films for the Humanities & Sciences 2005 , VOLUME TWO: DOWN SOUTH. This program follows Robert MacNeil down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Appalachia, Louisiana Cajun country, and the Tex-Mex border to examine Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Linguist Walt Wolfram, columnist Molly Ivins, pop country singer Cody James, and others talk about regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Recordings of Eudora Welty and Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks are included, as well as WPA recordings from around 1940. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

4. Do you speak American? out west.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins.; color. , VOLUME THREE: OUT WEST: In this program, Robert MacNeil heads to California to take part in meaningful dialogues on Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude" before going to Seattle to consider the implications of voice- activation technology. Linguist Carmen Fought, Stanford University's Cliff Nass, screenwriters Amy Heckerling and Winnie Holtzman, and others speak their minds about Spanish in America, why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial/regional stereotypes. The teaching of standard English without devaluing or denigrating cultural linguistic differences is addressed. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

5. American life and institutions by Stevenson, Douglas K. Publication: Stuttgart Ernst Klett Verlag 1996 . 176 p. ill., maps 25 cm. , Includes bibliographic reference and index. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Office of English Lanuage Programs and Branch for the Study of the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Dept. of State. Date: 1996 Availability: Items available: 宜蘭美國資料專區 American Shelf Yilan (1),

6. Do you speak american? up north.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins. ; color. , 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. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

7. Do you speak american? down south.   Publication: Princeton Films for the Humanities & Sciences 2005 , VOLUME TWO: DOWN SOUTH. This program follows Robert MacNeil down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Appalachia, Louisiana Cajun country, and the Tex-Mex border to examine Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Linguist Walt Wolfram, columnist Molly Ivins, pop country singer Cody James, and others talk about regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Recordings of Eudora Welty and Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks are included, as well as WPA recordings from around 1940. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

8. Do you speak American? out west.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins.; color. , VOLUME THREE: OUT WEST: In this program, Robert MacNeil heads to California to take part in meaningful dialogues on Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude" before going to Seattle to consider the implications of voice- activation technology. Linguist Carmen Fought, Stanford University's Cliff Nass, screenwriters Amy Heckerling and Winnie Holtzman, and others speak their minds about Spanish in America, why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial/regional stereotypes. The teaching of standard English without devaluing or denigrating cultural linguistic differences is addressed. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

9. NTC's American idioms dictionary by Spears, Richard A. Publication: Lincolnwood, Ill., U.S.A. : National Textbook Co. 1987 . xvi, 463 p. ; 24 cm. , Includes index. Date: 1987 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

10. The Columbia guide to standard American English by Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth George), 1923- Publication: New York : Columbia University Press 1993 . xv, 482 p. ; 25 cm. , Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-482). Date: 1993 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

11. Dictionary of American slang   Publication: New York : HarperCollins, 1995 . xxii, 617 p. ; 25 cm. , Rev. ed. of: Dictionary of American slang / compiled and edited by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner. 2nd supplemented ed. 1975. Date: 1995 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

12. What are those crazy Americans saying? : (when they put words together) : an easy way to understand thousands of American expressions by Kieffer, Jarold A. Publication: Fairfax, Va. : Kieffer Publications, 1998 . x, 472 p. ; 17 cm. Date: 1998 Availability: No items available:

13. The Oxford American dictionary and language guide   Publication: New York : Oxford University Press 1999 . 1306, 36 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. , "The 'language guide' portion of this publication is reprinted (with adaptation) from The world book dictionary"--T.p. verso. Date: 1999 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

14. The American Heritage dictionary of idioms by Ammer, Christine Publication: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997 . v, 729 p. ; 24 cm. , Includes bibliographical references. Date: 1997 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

15. Dictionary of American slang   Publication: New York : HarperCollins, 1995 . xxii, 617 p. ; 25 cm. , Rev. ed. of: Dictionary of American slang / compiled and edited by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner. 2nd supplemented ed. 1975. Date: 1995 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

16. American life and institutions by Stevenson, Douglas K. Publication: Stuttgart Ernst Klett Verlag 1996 . 176 p. ill., maps 25 cm. , Includes bibliographic reference and index. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Office of English Lanuage Programs and Branch for the Study of the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Dept. of State. Date: 1996 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

17. The basic Newbury House dictionary of American English   Publication: Boston Heinle & Heinle 1998 . xix, 562 p. ill. (some col.), maps 22 cm. , "Level: beginning to intermediate"--P. [4] of cover. Date: 1998 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

18. Cambridge dictionary of American English   Publication: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2000 . xv, 1069 p. il. 22 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.) Date: 2000 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (2),

19. The Newbury House dictionary of American English   Publication: Boston Heinle and Heinle 1996 . xxii, 66, 1031 p. ill., maps 22 cm. Date: 1996 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

20. NTC's American English learner's dictionary by Spears, Richard A. Publication: Chicago, Ill. NTC Pub. Group 2000 . xiii, 1090 p. 26 cm. Date: 2000 Availability: Items available: 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),