How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
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How We Talk. Provides a study of the distinctive characteristics, dialects, cultural innovations, and ethnic eccentricities of American regional English, discussing the unique qualities of language in the South, New England, and the Midwest.

The Great Plains Region

Author: Amanda Rees
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327339
Size: 64.13 MB
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The Great Plains Region. Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

The Rocky Mountain Region

Author: Rick Newby
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328176
Size: 58.94 MB
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The Rocky Mountain Region. Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

America In So Many Words

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Size: 63.73 MB
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America In So Many Words. This book presents a unique historical view of American English. It chronicles year by year the contributions Americans have made to the vocabulary of English and the words Americans have embraced through the evolution of the nation. For important years from the settlement of Jamestown until 1750, and for every year from 1750 through 1998, a prominent word is analyzed and discussed in its historical context. The result is a fascinating survey of American linguistic culture through past centuries. The authors -- both lifelong students of American English -- bring great depth of understanding to these key words that have made America, and American English, what they are today.

Word Myths

Author: David Wilton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195375572
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Word Myths. An examination of the most famous stories, tales, and histories of the world that are provably wrong provides a look at why certain myths are created and spread, the reasons they persist, and the actual truths that long have been obscured by misinformation.

The American Midwest

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253003490
Size: 63.85 MB
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The American Midwest. This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.

Dictionary Of American Regional English I O

Author: Frederic Gomes Cassidy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674205192
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Dictionary Of American Regional English I O. A compendium of words, phrases, and local meanings has been culled from years of research, using thousands of interviews with representative American communities

Predicting New Words

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618130085
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Predicting New Words. A fascinating look at the generation of language surveys numerous "new words," such as "Catch-22," "Gen-X," "silent majority" and their progenitors, including Jonathan Swift, Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll, and Galett Burgess, among others. Reprint.