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American And British English

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Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107088860
Size: 76.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Book Description: Is British English becoming more like American English? Paul Baker tracks the changes, trends and distinctions of both languages to answer this question.

One Language Two Grammars

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Author: Günter Rohdenburg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521872197
Size: 53.39 MB
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Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 461
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Book Description: This volume focuses on British-American differences in the structure of words and sentences. The first full-length treatment of the topic, it will be of interest to scholars working within the fields of English historical linguistics, language variation and change, and dialectology.

British And American English

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Author: Peter Strevens
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Size: 58.67 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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Divided By A Common Language

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Author: Christopher Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350288
Size: 37.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: This guide to the language differences between the United States and United Kingdom is “a fascinating collection full of all kinds of surprises” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Taxi rank . . . toad in the hole . . . dustman . . . fancy dress . . . American visitors to London (or viewers of British TV shows) might be confused by these terms. But most Britons would be equally puzzled by words like caboose, bleachers, and busboy. In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This delightful book is the ideal companion for travelers—or anyone who enjoys the many nuances of language.

The Uk To Usa Dictionary

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Author: Claudine Dervaes
Publisher: Solitaire Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9780933143401
Size: 56.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Book Description: An A to Z ("Zed") of terms and expressions that differ in British English vs. American English. Dictionary format with UK terms and expressions and their US equivalents first, followed by US terms and expressions and the UK equivalents next. Also includes pages of rhyming slang, pronunciation differences, spelling differences, conversion charts and more. Great for travelers, Anglophiles, expatriates and anyone who has a love of languages!

The Prodigal Tongue

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Author: Lynne Murphy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704881
Size: 16.93 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: CHOSEN BY THE ECONOMIST AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English “English accents are the sexiest.” “Americans have ruined the English language.” Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language. With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?

British Or American English

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Author: John Algeo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457322
Size: 43.93 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers questions such as: •Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street? •Who takes a bath, and who has a bath? •Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I? •After 'thank you', who says Not at all and who says You're welcome? •Whose team are on the ball, and whose team isn't? Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, collected over the past twenty years, this is a clear and highly organized guide to the differences - and the similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers. Written for those with no prior knowledge of linguistics, it shows how these grammatical differences are linked mainly to particular words, and provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.

21st Century American English Compendium

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Author: Marvin Rubinstein
Publisher: Schreiber Publishing
ISBN: 0884003167
Size: 38.66 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 522
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Book Description: A compendium of American proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US glossary; abbreviations and acronyms and other various odds and ends. Widely used by non-native speakers and translators.


Phraseologie PDF

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Author: Harald Burger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110171013
Size: 67.48 MB
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Category : Fraseologie.
Languages : de
Pages : 1183
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Book Description: Html meta http-equiv=content-type content=""text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"" Phraseology includes the whole area of language phenomena called set phrases, proverbs and fixed expressions and formulaicity in everyday parlance. The Handbook offers a critical view of research on the linguistic properties and uses of formulaicity in various types of discourse as well as in numerous languages, considering research results from the cultural sciences, language psychology, computational linguistics, and corpus linguistics. /html