Words and ways of American English.


[New York], [Random House], [1952] .

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Subjects Americanisms.
Amerikanisches Englisch.
Anglais (Langue) -- EĢtats-Unis -- Idiotismes.
English language -- United States.
English language.
United States.
Wortschatz.
Description 310 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1952]
Notes Also issued online.
Contents Early American speech: coinages, adaptations, and survivals -- Early American speech: adoptions from foreign tongues -- Some characteristics of American English and their backgrounds -- Linguistic nationalism and the schoolmaster -- Noah Webster, man and symbol -- Some stylistic characteristics: tall talk, turgidity, and taboo -- Later American speech: coinages and adaptations -- Later American speech: adoptions from foreign tongues -- American and British word usages -- American pronunciation -- Purity by prescription.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)252233
(OCoLC)ocm00252233
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pyles, Thomas, 1905-1980.
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