The American language: an inquiry into the development of English in the United States

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A. A. Knopf, 1960 - English language - 486 pages
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THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE

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Do you recall that the suggestion was made (in reviewing Herbert's What A Word! (page 80). that a record be kept of customers — a growing number — interested in dictionaries, books about language ... Read full review

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The autodidact Mencken wrote this well-researched and idiosyncratic account on how the American English language evolved separately from its roots in Britain. Read full review

Contents

THE TWO STREAMS OF ENGLISH
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The English Attack
33
American Barbarisms
44
Copyright

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