Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 12:27:06 CST
From: salikoko mufwene mufw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: American Language and Culture
In Message Thu, 9 Jun 1994 07:53:22 EDT,
Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gc3.GAC.PeachNet.EDU writes:
Can someone suggest useful texts for new international graduate students
that would introduce them to the realities of American English (idioms,
conversation rituals in various settings, maybe pronunciation) and American
culture (students are expected to attend class, people wear deodorant,
Christians believe such and such, punctuality is important, etc.)?
Some of the topics you have in mind are discussed in a small book edited
by Philip R. DeVita and James D. Armstrong. 1993. DISTANT MIRRORS: AMRICA AS
A FOREIGN CULTURE. Wadsworth Publishing Co. 145pp.
I doubt that any of the contributors discusses use of deodorant!
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Linguistics, U. of Chicago
s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uchicago.edu