One Language, Two Grammars Differences Between British and American English

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    It is well known that British and American English differ substantially in their pronunciation and vocabulary - but differences in their grammar have largely been underestimated. This volume focuses on British-American differences in the structure of words and sentences and supports them with computer-aided studies of large text collections. Present-day as well as earlier forms of the two varieties are included in the analyses. This makes it the first book-length treatment of British and American English grammar in contrast, with topics ranging from compound verbs to word order differences and tag questions. The authors explore some of the better-known contrasts, as well as a great variety of innovative themes that have so far received little or no consideration. Bringing together the work of a team of leading scholars in the field, this book will be of interest to those working within the fields of English historical linguistics, language variation and change, and dialectology.
    • Series: Studies in English Language
    • Paperback: 486 pages
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (December 16, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0521183960
    • ISBN-13: 978-0521183963
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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