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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. An Introduction To American English. Description An 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 tittie how the language reflects American lifestyles and how new words are created. Coverage also includes language use and politeness: 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. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Introductioon Books page and find lovely books for kids, engoish lovers and more.

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Coverage also includeslanguage use and politeness; regional, social, and ethnic dialects, such as African-American English; and language politics. Much ofthe material presented is viewed within the framework of Americanhistory, government and education. Every chapter is followed by aset of recommended readings and references, some of which includeInternet resources. An Introduction to American English is the ideal resourcefor non-native speakers and undergraduates studying of AmericanEnglish, as well as teachers of English as a second or foreignlanguage.

Table of contents List of Figures. Writing it and Saying it: Writing American or British. The Pronunciation of American English. American History for Language Students: From Independence to Civil War. The Civil War – 5. After the Civil War. Reconstruction in the South – The Situation of African Americans. Industrial and Financial Expansion; Immigration.

Social Problems and Labor Relations. Religious Movements and Fundamentalism. Domestic Politics in the Twentieth Century. Government According to the US Constitution. State and Local Government. Life and Language in the United States: Eating in America, Shopping and Paying. Names in North America.

What is an Americanism?. A Typology of Differences. A Classification Based on Semantic Categories. Enlarging and Changing the Vocabulary.

Creations and Words of Unknown Origin. Caught Out or Caught Off Base? Metaphors in American English: Money and Business Metaphors. Trains, Cars, and Highways. The Grammar of American Intrroduction Questions with How Come?

Relative Pronouns and Other Relative Markers. Special Uses of Adverbs: Using English in the United States. What Can you Talk About?

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Making the Right Noises: Vocalizations and Marginal Words Backchannels. Discourse Markers and Hedges.

Verbs of Saying, “Quotatives”. Expressions of Emotions, Swearing and Cursing. Politeness and Political Correctness: Varieties of American English: Regional and Social Variation in Language.

An Introduction to American English

Features of Other American Dialects. Sociolinguistic Variation in New York City. Varieties and StandardsRecommended Reading. Language Politics in the United States: English and Other Languages: Population Structure and Linguistic Diversity.

An Introduction To American English

Language Politics in the United States. The Case of California. American English in the United States and in the World. Index of Alphabetisms and Acronyms. Index of Zip Codes for States.

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