ERIC Number: EJ622068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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"I've Called 'em Tom-ah-toes All My Life and I'm Not Going To Change!": Maintaining Linguistic Control over English Identity in the U.S.
Jones, Katharine W.
Social Forces, v79 n3 p1061-94 Mar 2001
In-depth interviews with 34 English immigrants living in the "Anglophilic" eastern United States examined the social status of various English accents, anxiety engendered by creeping Americanization of their accents, how they coped with claiming an identity undermined by changing accents, and mechanisms to distance themselves from linguistic Americanisms and maintain their sense of Englishness. (Contains 94 references.) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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