Download PDF by Paul Baker: American and British English: Divided by a Common Language?

By Paul Baker

ISBN-10: 1107088860

ISBN-13: 9781107088863

ISBN-10: 1107460883

ISBN-13: 9781107460881

Is British English turning into extra like American English? if this is the case, why, and in what methods? This ebook compares examples of yankee and British language info from the Nineteen Thirties, Nineteen Sixties, Nineteen Nineties and 2000s, to trace crucial ways in which either types are altering over the years, and compares the level to which they're following related paths utilizing a mix of desktop and human research. The research is conducted throughout numerous degrees, together with spelling changes (such as color vs color), vocabulary (truck vs lorry), and more than a few morphological, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic beneficial properties. Baker explores the altering elements of yankee and British society which support to provide an explanation for the findings.

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