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Speaking American : a history of English in the United States / Richard W. Bailey.

Bailey, Richard W. (Author).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ridgefield Library. (Show)
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Ridgefield Library 427.973 BAI (Text to phone) 34010125411032 Adult Nonfiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport 427.973 BAILEY (Text to phone) 34000080415524 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield 427.973 BAI (Text to phone) 36123001475407 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury S 418 BAI (Text to phone) 34005106909657 Storage Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chesapeake Bay, before 1650 -- Boston, 1650-1700 -- Charleston, 1700-1750 -- Philadelphia, 1750-1800 -- New Orleans, 1800-1850 -- New York, 1850-1900 -- Chicago, 1900-1950 -- Los Angeles, 1950-2000.
Summary, etc.: When did English become American? What distinctive qualities made it American? What role have America's democratizing impulses, and its vibrantly heterogeneous speakers, played in shaping our language and separating it from the mother tongue? Richard Bailey's Speaking American investigates the history and continuing evolution of our language from the sixteenth century to the present. --from publisher description.
Subject: English language United States History
English language Variation United States
English language United States Grammar
English language United States Usage
Americanisms
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