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Query Details


Query Subject:   Americanisation of British English
Author:   Susan Dostert
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   Hi there,

Can anyone please help me find information and/or data on the
following:

- The Americanisation of British English: is it fact or fiction?

I've found virtually nothing so far, which is why I'm keen to try The
LINGUIST List. The information is required for a possible (if it seems
interesting/promising enough) research project.

Many thanks,
Susan Dostert
Department of English Language and Linguistics
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
LL Issue: 21.1302
Date posted: 17-Mar-2010



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