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Title: One Language, Two Grammars?
Subtitle: Differences between British and American English
Edited By: Günter Rohdenburg
Julia Schlüter
Description:

It is well known that British and American English differ substantially in
their pronunciation and vocabulary - but differences in their grammar have
largely been underestimated. This volume focuses on British-American
differences in the structure of words and sentences and supports them with
computer-aided studies of large text collections. Present-day as well as
earlier forms of the two varieties are included in the analyses. This makes
it the first book-length treatment of British and American English grammar
in contrast, with topics ranging from compound verbs to word order
differences and tag questions. The authors explore some of the better-known
contrasts, as well as a great variety of innovative themes that have so far
received little or no consideration. Bringing together the work of a team
of leading scholars in the field, this book will be of interest to those
working within the fields of English historical linguistics, language
variation and change, and dialectology.

Studies in English Language
2009/486 pp./122 tables

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521872197
ISBN-13: 9780521872195
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