Do You Speak American?

Scholar and author, John G. Fought, focuses on how different dialect uses around the country affect the pronunciation of words and formation of speech patterns. Fought explains how the history of the United States has shaped language and has helped develop speech communities into what they are today. The media's role in what is considered "American" in regard to language is also described by Fought, touching on its key part in influencing specific dialect in different regions.

Posted by Samantha Blaesing on October 11, 2016

Southern English;
Perceptual Dialectology;
Communities of Practice

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