BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH SINCE 1900 by

BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH SINCE 1900

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Defined by this British-American team as ""an informal, not an academic, history of English since 1900"", this is a book for avid philologists for here is a careful accounting of a half century of language which examines the effects and includes articles from the dominions -- Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and India, -chapters on dialect and cockney, and the teaching of English. The literary and non-literary English written and spoken) sections by Partridge embody scholarship, wit and keen criticism; American English is handled via vocabulary, idiom and syntax, pronunciation, spelling, , and the teaching of English and Professor Clark effects a completely interesting and alive diagnosis, with expert placing of blame and praise. An excellent mapping of the course of linguistic independence, the ascendancy of the vernacular and the milestones of philological history, this should be a good library and college item and of more than a little interest to amateur and professional followers of good English.

Publisher: Philosophical Library