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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

By Richard W. Bailey

"Takes a novel approach to the history of American English by focusing on hotbeds of linguistic activity throughout American history."


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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

"In this book, Richard Kern explores how technology matters to language and the ways in which we use it. Kern reveals how material, social and individual resources interact in the design of textual meaning, and how that interaction plays out across contexts of communication, different situations of technological mediation, and different moments in time."


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Title: Everyday English
Subtitle: American English 1781-1921
Written By: Richard Grant White
Series Title: History and Development of World Englishes
Description:

America's geographical separation from Britain, combined with a range of fresh experiences and contacts, led to the emergence of a new vocabulary and a distinct style of the English language. The development of American English attracted the attention of educationalists and philologists, and this collection reprints a wide range of source texts written on the subject between 1781 and 1921. Bringing together a selection of the most important texts in an accessible form for the first time, this comprehensive eight-volume set is of key importance to scholars and students interested in researching the historical development of English in America.

Available individually, or as part of the eight-volume set American English: 1781-1921. For a complete list of volume titles in this set, see list for American English: 1781-1921 [ISBN: 0-415-27964-X].

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415279682
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 500
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