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Milestones in the history of English in America

Author: Allen Walker Read; Richard W Bailey
Publisher: Durham, NC : Published for the American Dialect Society by Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Publication of the American Dialect Society, no. 86.
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Genre/Form: History
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Read, Allen Walker.
Milestones in the history of English in America.
Durham, NC : Published for the American Dialect Society by Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606820179
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Walker Read; Richard W Bailey
ISBN: 082236526X 9780822365266
OCLC Number: 48851585
Description: xxiv, 454 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Allen Walker Read, American Scholar --
1. Milestones in the Branching of British and American English --
2. The Embattled Dominance of English in the United States --
3. The Impact of "Ethnicity" on Attitudes toward the English Language --
4. British Recognition of American Speech in the Eighteenth Century --
5. Amphi-Atlantic English --
6. The Assimilation of the Speech of British Immigrants in Colonial America --
7. The Distinguishing Features of American Talk --
8. Words Indicating Social Status in America in the Eighteenth Century --
9. The Allegiance to Dictionaries in American Linguistic Attitudes --
10. The First Stage in the History of O.K. --
11. The Second Stage in the History of O.K. --
12. The Folklore of O.K.
Series Title: Publication of the American Dialect Society, no. 86.
Responsibility: Allen Walker Read ; edited by Richard W. Bailey.
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