Pads 86 Milestones in the Hist

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A collection of essays by one of the premier historians of American English, Milestones in the History of English in America is a remarkable introduction to Allen Walker Read's work and the ways in which archival materials can illuminate linguistic history. This volume is divided into four sections: the emergence of American English as a distinct form and the attitudes of both Britons and Americans toward its development; the history of the most distinctive and widespread American coinage, "O.K."; euphemism and obscenity; ...

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Pads 86 Milestones in the Hist 2002, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822365266

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