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American and British English : devided by a common language?

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is British English becoming more like American English, and if so, why, and in what ways? Paul Baker compares eight large sets of American and British English from the 1930s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Baker
ISBN: 9781107460881 1107460883 9781107088863 1107088860
OCLC Number: 1003043267
Description: xiii, 264 Seiten. : Diagramme.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Spelling differences; 3. Letter sequences and affixation; 4. Higher frequency words; 5. Lower frequency words; 6. Part of speech categories; 7. Semantic categories; 8. Swearing, identity and discourse markers; 9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul Baker, Lancaster University.

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'An engaging, in depth look at British and American English. In addition, Baker demonstrates a range of methods for analyzing language at many levels, and for contextualizing the results.' Randi Read more...

 
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