Do You Speak American?

This resource on English variations in the U.S. is the website companion to the PBS documentary by the same title, in which Robert MacNeil and William Cran traveled the nation documenting and commenting on the accents and dialects they encountered. The book that recounts their journey is also a worthwhile read for L1 and L2 English speakers alike (ISBN# 0156032880).

Caring For Patients From Different Cultures

Caring For Patients From Different Cultures by Geri-Ann Galanti: Although this book is written for medical professionals, the author provides data from various case studies that underscore the importance of cultural competency in working with patients. An easy read with a message that is as relevant for interpreters as it is for doctors, nurses and surgeons. ISBN# 0812220315