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An introduction to American English

Author: Gunnel Tottie
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
Series: Language library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Introduction to American English explores American English in the context of American history and institutions, while also making comparisons with British English.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gunnel Tottie
ISBN: 0631197915 9780631197911 0631197923 9780631197928
OCLC Number: 47690308
Description: xx, 293 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Writing It and Saying It --
2. American History for Language Students --
3. Running America: Government and Education --
4. Life and Language in the United States --
5. American English Vocabulary: A Systematic View --
6. Caught Out or Caught Off Base? Metaphors in American English --
7. The Grammar of American English --
8. Using English in the United States --
9. Varieties of American English --
10. Language Politics in the United States: English and Other Languages --
Index of Zip Codes for States.
Series Title: Language library.
Responsibility: Gunnel Tottie.

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