Milestones in the History of English in America, Hardback Book

Milestones in the History of English in America Hardback

Edited by Richard W. Bailey

Part of the Publications of the American Dialect Society series

Description

A collection of essays by one of the premier historians of American English, Milestones in the History of English in America is a remarkable introduction to Allen Walker Read's work and the ways in which archival materials can illuminate linguistic history.

This volume is divided into four sections: the emergence of American English as a distinct form and the attitudes of both Britons and Americans toward its development; the history of the most distinctive and widespread American coinage, "O.K."; euphemism and obscenity; and an autobiographical section that provides a fascinating portrait of a remarkable American scholar.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Dialect, slang & jargon
  • ISBN: 9780822365266

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