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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection centers on the work of Allen Walker Read, an employee of the Dictionary of American English at the University of Chicago in the 1930s. Read's first nine essays pick up themes in Early American English such as the impact of ethnicity on language attitudes, English on both sides of the Atlantic, distinguishing features of American talk, and milestones in the branching of British and American English.  Read more...
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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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A collection of essays by one of the premier historians of American English.  Read more...

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