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American Language Supplement 1

Authors: Mencken, H. L. & Mencken, H.L.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LAN009010, EDU024000, EDU018000
ISBN: 9780307808783, Related ISBNs: 0307808785, 0394400763, 9780307808783, 9780394400761
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 739,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Perhaps the first truly important book about the divergence of American English from its British roots, this survey of the language as it was spoken-and as it was changing-at the beginning of the 20th century comes via one of its most inveterate watchers, journalist, critic, and editor HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN (1880-1956).In this replica of the 1921 "revised and enlarged" second edition, Mencken turns his keen ear on:

• the general character of American English
• loan-words and non-English influences
• expletives and forbidden words
• American slang
• the future of the language
• and much, much more.

Anyone fascinated by words will find this a thoroughly enthralling look at the most changeable language on the face of the planet.
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