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You Talkin' to Me? The Unruly History of New York English

You Talkin' to Me? The Unruly History of New York English

By E.J. White

Have you ever wondered how or why the iconic New York dialect came to be? This book outlines the development of New York English, including pronunciation, the origins of specific words and phrases, and the identities and experiences that shaped the dialect. Touching on topics such as class differences, immigration, culture, and economics, it's a fascinating exploration of language's place in the history of the city as a whole.