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Words and ways of American English.

Author: Thomas Pyles
Publisher: [New York], [Random House], [1952]
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Pyles, Thomas, 1905-
Words and ways of American English.
[New York, Random House, 1952]
(OCoLC)592703190
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pyles
OCLC Number: 252233
Description: 310 pages 22 cm
Contents: Early American speech: coinages, adaptations, and survivals --
Early American speech: adoptions from foreign tongues --
Some characteristics of American English and their backgrounds --
Linguistic nationalism and the schoolmaster --
Noah Webster, man and symbol --
Some stylistic characteristics: tall talk, turgidity, and taboo --
Later American speech: coinages and adaptations --
Later American speech: adoptions from foreign tongues --
American and British word usages --
American pronunciation --
Purity by prescription.

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