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American and British English.

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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Is British English becoming more like American English? If so, why, and in what ways? This book compares examples of American and British language data from the 1930s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s, to track the most important ways that both varieties are changing over time, and compares the extent to which they are following similar paths using a mixture of computer and human analysis. The analysis is carried out across  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baker, Paul.
American and British English.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Baker
ISBN: 9781316105313 1316105318
OCLC Number: 1004623877
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
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.

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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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'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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