LINGUIST List 13.434

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Books: Applied Linguistics

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  1. Coleman, Sarah, English Language/Applied Linguistics

Message 1: English Language/Applied Linguistics

Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 10:25:54 -0500
From: Coleman, Sarah <>
Subject: English Language/Applied Linguistics


An Introduction to American English
Gunnel Tottie, University of Zurich

An Introduction to American English explains American English in the
context of American life, history, and institutions, while also making
comparisons with British English.
This book includes chapters on spelling, pronunciation, grammar, and
vocabulary which discuss how the language reflects American lifestyles
and how new words are created. Coverage also includes language use and
politeness; regional, social, and ethnic dialects, such as
African-American English; and language politics. Much of the material
presented is viewed within the framework of American history,
government and education. Every chapter is followed by a set of
recommended readings and references, some of which include Internet
resources. An Introduction to American English is the ideal resource
for non-native speakers and undergraduates studying of American
English, as well as teachers of English as a second or foreign


Part I: Writing it and Saying it.
Part II: American History for Language Students.
Part III: Running America: Government and Education.
Part IV: Life and Language in the United States.
Part V: American English Vocabulary: A Systematic View.
Part VI: Caught Out or Caught Off Base? Metaphors in American English.
Part VII: The Grammar of American English.
Part VIII: Using English in the United States.
Part IX: Varieties of American English.
Part X: Language Politics in the United States: English and Other Languages.
Linguistic Glossary. 
Index of Alphabetisms and Acronyms.
Index of Zip Codes for States. 
Subject Index.
Word Index.

HB: 0-631-19791-5 $64.95/�55
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320 pp / December 2001

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