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Query:   Resource Search: History of American English
Author:  Ashley Williams
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature

Summary:   THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO MY QUERY ON
RESOURCES ON THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEYOND BAILEY &
FINEGAN'S CHAPTERS IN LANGUAGE IN THE USA & BEYOND BILL BRYSON'S
POPULAR WORKS):
JL CAMPBELL
KAT DZIWIREK
LISA GALVIN
PETER GRUND
JOACHIM GRZEGA
LAUREN HALL-LEW
ALICE HORNING
STEPHEN LUCEK
WAYNE O'NEILL
JOSHUA RACLAW
EDGAR SCHNEIDER

HERE IS THEIR LIST OF SUGGESTIONS:

FILMS:
- THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH (& COMPANION BOOK)
- DO YOU SPEAK AMERICAN? (& COMPANION BOOK)
- AMERICAN TONGUES

TEXTS:
- WOLFRAM & SCHILLING ESTES, AMERICAN ENGLISH (ESP. CHS. 2 & 4)
- FENNELL, A HISTORY OF ENGLISH: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH (ESP. CH. 7)
- TOTTIE, AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN ENGLISH (FOR COMPARISONS OF
AMERICAN ENGLISH WITH BRITISH ENGLISH)
- DICKER, LANGUAGES IN AMERICA
- ABLEY, THE PRODIGAL TONGUE (ON ENGLISHES IN THE WORLD)
- MUFWENE & BAUGH ON HISTORY OF AAVE, EBONICS
- SCHNEIDER, POSTCOLONIAL ENGLISH (ESP. CH. 6)
- KOVECSES, AMERICAN ENGLISH: AN INTRODUCTION
- SVARTVIK & LEECH, ENGLISH: ONE TONGUE, MANY VOICES (ESP. CHS. 5 &
8, CONNECT AMERICAN ENGLISH & BRITISH ENGLISH & TRACE THE HISTORY)
- WRITINGS BY HL MENCKEN, WILLIAM SAFIRE, GEOFF NUNBERG (ESP. GOING
NUCULAR)

HL MENCKEN'S THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE, IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.BARTLEBY.COM/185/
OR
HTTP://BOOKS.GOOGLE.COM/BOOKS?
ID=XBZIAAAAMAAJ&DQ=THE+AMERICAN+LANGUAGE&SOURCE=GBS_NAVLIN
KS_S

THERE IS ALSO AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF MENCKEN BY RAVEN I. MCDAVID.

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. I LOOK FORWARD TO TACKLING THIS LIST!

LL Issue: 21.3388
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2010
Original Query: Read original query