In Speaking Culturally Fern Johnson probes the rich cultural legacies and deep cultural dimensions underlying discourse in the United States. This culturally rich examination of discourse places the changing demographics of the United States in linguistic perspective and draws upon the author’s "language-centered perspective on culture" to illuminate the discourses associated with gender and with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. Language is placed in the context of the histories, multiplicities, and cultural themes influencing its users.

The Linguistic Environment of the United States

The linguistic environment of the united states

We live in an age of bilingual baseball cards, television programming in Spanish, and election ballots available in many different languages. Super Bowl Sunday debuted in the Navaho language in 1995. A major bank in the Boston area advertises the availability of its services in 36 languages. Fannie Mae ...

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