Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 12:27:06 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: American Language and Culture In Message Thu, 9 Jun 1994 07:53:22 EDT, Wayne Glowka 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.)? > Wayne: 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! Best, Sali. Salikoko S. Mufwene Linguistics, U. of Chicago s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531