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Our own words / Mary Helen Dohan.


[1st ed.].. New York : A. Knopf ; [distributed by Random House], 1974.
ISBN 0394482093, 9780394482095

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Subjects Americanisms.
Amerikanisches Englisch.
Anglais (Langue) -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Anglais (Langue) -- États-Unis -- Idiotismes.
English language -- United States -- History.
English language.
United States.
Wortschatz.
Description xiv, 315, xlii pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-315).
Also issued online.
Summary An entertaining and informative study of the historical evolution of American English.
Contents New words for a new nation -- "A glorious artifact" -- Birth of a language -- Splendid words, angry words -- Lost words and echoes -- A native medley -- New accents, new frontier -- City voices -- Tall talk and go-aheadity -- Lickety-split the language -- T.R. to TV -- A legacy of words.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)724466
(OCoLC)ocm00724466
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WorldCat Identities Dohan, Mary Helen.
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