You Say Potato
A Book About AccentsBook - 2015
Some people say scohn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto And- -wait a second, no one says potahto. No one's ever said potahto. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about 'correct' pronunciation.
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 427.9 CRYSTAL
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 20 cm