You Are What You Speak: the cover

July 29, 2010

This is pleasingly official-looking: the book now has a page at And the cover is now for all the world to see.

“American English – what’s that?”, Macmillan Dictionary Blog,

“To move between accents and dialects is part of human language behavior. But to me it seems poignantly and particularly American, with physical movement and social aspiration so big part of the national story. An American can be someone who says y’all come back or foath floah, or, just as easily, someone who has tried them both and more