An Introduction to American English
By (author) Gunnel Tottie
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Introduction to American English by Gunnel Tottie
Book DescriptionAn Introduction to American English explains American English in the context of American life, history, and institutions, while also making comparisons with British English. This book includes chapters on spelling, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary which discuss how the language reflects American lifestyles and how new words are created. Coverage also includes language use and politeness; regional, social, and ethnic dialects, such as African-American English; and language politics. Much of the material presented is viewed within the framework of American history, government and education. Every chapter is followed by a set of recommended readings and references, some of which include Internet resources. An Introduction to American English is the ideal resource for non-native speakers and undergraduates studying of American English, as well as teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631197928
(228mm x 144mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* Investigates the cultural and social factors that make American vocabulary unique * Offers a systematic treatment of word-formation in American English with up-to-date examples * Provides extensive coverage of pragmatics and grammatical features .
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Author Biography - Gunnel Tottie
Gunnel Tottie is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She is author of Negation in English Speech and Writing (1991) and editor of Creating and Using English Language Corpora (with Udo Fries and Peter Schneider, 1994), and Negation in the History of English (with Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Wim van der Wurff, 1999).
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