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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol. 6: English in North…

by John Algeo (Editor)

Other authors: Richard Bailey (Contributor), Laurel J. Brinton (Contributor), Ronald R. Butters (Contributor), Frederic G. Cassidy (Contributor), Margery Fee (Contributor)10 more, Edward Finegan (Contributor), John Hurt Fisher (Contributor), Joan H. Hall (Contributor), William Kirwin (Contributor), Jonathan Lighter (Contributor), Michael Montgomery (Contributor), Salikoko Mufwene (Contributor), Lee Pederson (Contributor), Suzanne Romaine (Contributor), Richard Venezky (Contributor)

Series: Cambridge History of the English Language (6)

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Volume VI of The Cambridge History of the English Language traces the history of English in North America from its British background to its present position among the varieties of English used around the globe. The influences that have formed American English include the political, social, and cultural changes in American life, contact with other languages in North America, and continuing immigration from the British Isles and around the globe. In this book, sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have evolved in response to these influences, and examine the relationship of and interaction between British and American English. Separate chapters deal with African-American English, Canadian English and Newfoundland English and the volume also includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary of linguistic terms, and an extensive bibliography.… (more)
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Algeo, JohnEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brinton, Laurel J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butters, Ronald R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cassidy, Frederic G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fee, MargeryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finegan, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fisher, John HurtContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Joan H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirwin, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lighter, JonathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montgomery, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mufwene, SalikokoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pederson, LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Romaine, SuzanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Venezky, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Volume VI of The Cambridge History of the English Language traces the history of English in North America from its British background to its present position among the varieties of English used around the globe. The influences that have formed American English include the political, social, and cultural changes in American life, contact with other languages in North America, and continuing immigration from the British Isles and around the globe. In this book, sixteen leading authorities in the field consider how the vocabulary (both standard and slang), grammar, spelling, and usage in both the standard language and regional and social dialects have evolved in response to these influences, and examine the relationship of and interaction between British and American English. Separate chapters deal with African-American English, Canadian English and Newfoundland English and the volume also includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary of linguistic terms, and an extensive bibliography.

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