How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
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Provides a study of the distinctive characteristics, dialects, cultural innovations, and ethnic eccentricities of American regional English, discussing the unique qualities of language in the South, New England, and the Midwest.

Ok

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199703299
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It is "OK"--the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the hidden history of OK--how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence.

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author: Robert Alden Rubin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006628X
Size: 75.10 MB
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Culled from blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, here is a collection of classic malapropisms paired with hilarious illustrations.

America In So Many Words

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Size: 67.21 MB
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This book presents a unique historical view of American English.

How English Became English

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754272
Size: 23.79 MB
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"Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

Mighty Fine Words And Smashing Expressions

Author: Orin Hargraves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195157044
Size: 65.13 MB
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This book remedies this gap in understanding by cataloguing the differences that language users on either side of the Atlantic are likely toencounter in their dealings with the other dialect.

The Syntax Of Yes And No

Author: Anders Holmberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198701853
Size: 45.48 MB
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This book is a cross-linguistic study of the syntax of yes-no questions and their answers, drawing on data from a wide range of languages with particular focus on English, Finnish, Swedish, Thai, and Chinese.

Arabic Indefinites Interrogatives And Negators

Author: David Wilmsen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191027960
Size: 56.46 MB
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This book traces the origins and development of the Arabic grammatical marker š/šī, which is found in interrogatives, negators, and indefinite determiners over a broad dialect area that stretches from the southern Levant to North Africa ...