The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3; Volume 6
Cambridge University Press, Feb 7, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 664 pages
This volume traces the history of English in North America during the past 400 years. Sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have evolved, and examine the relationship of and interaction between British and American En glish. Separate chapters deal with African-American English, Canadian English and Newfoundland English and the volume also includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary of linguistic terms, and an extensive bibliography.
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BRITISH AND AMERICAN CONTINUITY
CONTACT WITH OTHER LANGUAGES
AMERICANISMS Frederic G Cassidj
SLANG Jonathan E Lighter
GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE Ronald R Butters
SPELLING Richard L enesky
AAVE African African-American English American dialects American English American Speech antecedents Appalachian English Atlantic basilect became Britain British and American British English British Isles Canadian English Carolina coastal colloquial Colonial colonists common consonant creole cultural decreolization diphthong distinctive Dutch early eighteenth century emigrants England English language especially European example French grammar grammarians guage Gullah identified immigrants Indian influence Ireland Irish Krapp Kurath later lexical linguistic mesolect Midland Mobilian Jargon morpheme Mufwene Newfoundland Newfoundland English nineteenth century Noah Webster nonstandard North America Northern noun origin pattern Pennsylvania percent phonological phrases pidgin political prescriptivism pronounced pronunciation regional Scotch-Irish Scots Scottish settlement settlers seventeenth slang social sources South Southern Spanish speakers spoken standard style tion twentieth century Ulster Ulster Scots United usage varieties of English verb vernacular Virginia vocabulary vowel Webster West Western words World writing York