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LINGUIST List 17.2775

Tue Sep 26 2006

Books: Language Description/Syntax: Algeo

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, British or American English?: Algeo


Message 1: British or American English?: Algeo
Date: 20-Sep-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: British or American English?: Algeo


Title: British or American English?
Subtitle: A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: John Algeo
Hardback: ISBN: 0521371376 Pages: 360 Price: U.S. $ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521371376 Pages: 360 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521379938 Pages: 360 Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521379938 Pages: 360 Price: Europe EURO 19.99
Abstract:

Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences
in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers
questions such as:
Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street?
Who takes a bath, and who has a bath?
Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I?
After 'thank you', who says Not at all and who says You're welcome?
Whose team are on the ball, and whose team isn't?

Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the
Atlantic, collected over the past twenty years, this is a clear and highly
organized guide to the differences - and the similarities - between the
grammar of British and American speakers. Written for those with no prior
knowledge of linguistics, it shows how these grammatical differences are
linked mainly to particular words, and provides an accessible account of
contemporary English in use.

0. Introduction;
1. Verbs;
2. Determiners;
3. Nouns;
4. Pronouns;
5. Adjectives;
6. Adverbs;
7. Qualifiers;
8. Prepositions;
9. Conjunctions;
10. Interjections;
11. Complementation;
12. Mandative constructions;
13. Expanded predicates;
14. Concord;
15. Propredicates;
16. Tag questions;
17. Miscellaneous.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=21296


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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
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