Milestones in the History of English in AmericaBook - 2002
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; and an autobiographical section that provides a fascinating portrait of a remarkable American scholar.
Publisher: Durham, NC : Published for the American Dialect Society by Duke University Press, c2002
Branch Call Number: 420.973 R22m 2002
Characteristics: xxiv, 454 p. ; 24 cm