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Paperback Speaking of Diversity: Language and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America Book

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ISBN13: 9781421434797

Speaking of Diversity: Language and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America

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Originally published in 1992. In this collection of essays, Philip Gleason explores the different linguistic tools that American scholars have used to write about ethnicity in the United States and analyzes how various vocabularies have played out in the political sphere. In doing this, he reveals tensions between terms used by academic groups and those preferred by the people whom the academics discuss. Gleason unpacks words and phrases--such as...

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