Speaking with American
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This book is speaking with American. After a long gaze upon learning and teaching such subjects as conversations, speaking, public speaking, and speech since decades ago at English Departments, this inspires an imagination, speaking with American. Speaking in any culture is a semiotic process, and in TEFL profession it represents the communicative competence. In other words, it accommodates communicative capacities of speakers to handle and settle his/ her communicative affairs Speaking is a character, a person’s culture doing a matter with others. In our speaking world, this speaking with American characterizes some notions of communicative philosophy which assume maxims of quantity (Be enough), quality (Be true), relevance (Be relevant), and manner (Be mannerly). We are citizens of the world and so we have characters, and these represent who we are. As world citizens, this speaking with American represent two people of egalitarian countries, Americans representing a leading democratic country among the Westerns in the advent of 1700’s and Indonesian as a leading democratic country after WW II. So, this speaking with American models the nature of communication and conversation among residence of egalitarian countries in a hope that they are acquiring the global state of the arts in the global communication. In principle, English speaking is a character whoever the speaker is. This small book accommodates how an English learner hosts her characterization when doing her conversational, dialog, and communicative affairs through doing speech acts. So, this speaking with American is offered.