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Divided by a common language a guide to British and American English by Christopher Davies

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • English language -- Great Britain -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
  • English language -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
  • English language -- Variation -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • English language -- Variation -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • English language -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • English language -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementChristopher Davies.
GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1704 .D38 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 248 p. ;
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3394470M
ISBN 100618002758
ISBN 109780618002757
LC Control Number2005005497

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Divided by a Common Language by Christopher Davies • About the Book • About the Author • What Not to Say • Tips for the Tourist • Some Other Words with Different Meanings About the Book Don't drop a clanger — make a big faux pas — when traveling in the U.K.! Some experts. ‘American and British English: Divided by a Common Language provides a comprehensive, well-illustrated, and interesting description of how American and British English have changed from the s through the s, focusing on such topics as spelling differences, word frequency variations between the varieties, and the use of profanity and discourse markers.'Cited by: 8.   Divided by a common language: why an American won’t call you a ‘bloody arse’ I’ve adopted this kind of workable hybrid language: probably about 75% Author: Maraithe Thomas. Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China | Ari Daniel Levine | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.