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The American language; an inquiry into the development of English in the United States

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Written in English


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Release Date: Aug 1,  Henry Louis Mencken, The American language: an inquiry into the development of English in the United States.‎, Digitized edition, publishedpage The American Language: An inquiry into the development of English in the United States by H. L Mencken pages. Black jacket covering pink cloth boards with gilt : $ Henry Louis "HL" Mencken (Septem – Janu ) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.[1] Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century.

As a scholar Mencken is known for The American Language, a multi-volume. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken.

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Mencken; The Fourth Edition and the Two Supplements, abridged, with annotations and new material, by Raven I. McDavid; With the assistance of David W. Maurer. Mencken, H. According to Mencken, American English was more colourful, vivid, and creative than its British counterpart.

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Any book over $ must be. Ultimately, however, issues like this take up too much space in a book supposedly about the development of English itself. Much of the chapter on Philadelphia is about the city’s use of German.

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LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States (4th ed.). New York: Knopf. History of American English. Bailey, Richard W. "American English: Its origins and history". In E. Finegan & J.

Rickford (Eds.), Language in the USA: Themes for the twenty-first century (pp. 3–17). Cambridge: Cambridge Language family: Indo-European, GermanicWest. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, 2nd ed.

() This classic bridges the discrepancies between British and American English and defines the distinguishing characteristics of the language of the United States.

About this Book Catalog Record Details. The American language; an inquiry into the development of English Mencken, H. (Henry Louis), View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. By when the United States took its first census, there were four million Americans, 90% of whom were descendants of English colonists.

This, of course, left no question that our official native language would be “English,” but it would not be the same as that spoken in Great Britain. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States By H.

Mencken Alfred A. Knopf, Read Overview English in the Southern United States By Stephen J. Nagle; Sara L. Sanders Cambridge University Press, Contact and the development of American English* Joseph Salmons Thomas Purnell University of Wisconsin – Madison 0.

Introduction. Writing in American Speech inE.C. Hills took up Meillet’s “theory of a linguistic ‘substratum’ that underlies and modifies or has modified certain languages” for English as spoken in the United States. This is the Alfred A.

Knopf edition of Mencken's «The American Language». The book compares the English language of England to the American language of the United States, in terms of vocabulary, syntax, usage, idiom, spelling, proverbs, slang, grammar, pronunciation, history, and intonation.

It contains an extensive bibliography and index. "American Language Academy is very good. I learned a lot. I already had a Bachelor's degree and needed English before getting my MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from North Carolina A&T University. Through the learning process at ALA I am able to do what I need to do.

The American Language/Chapter The use of plumb as an adjective, as in plumb crazy, is an English archaism that was revived in the United States in the early years of the century.

Many characteristic American political terms originated in revolutionary days and have passed over into English. In contrast, the American Community Survey (ACS) recorded some languages spoken in the United States, which for purposes of presentation were coded into 39 languages and language groups, the largest of which are summarized in Table 3.

Here we draw on merged ACS files for to achieve greater reliability in estimating data for Cited by: In the center of the continent, many Germans and Scandinavians had settled.

So in some towns most people spoke German or Swedish or Norwegian. On the East Coast, most people spoke English, though by the s enough of them spoke German that many English-speakers were worried about it. The United States has no official language. The English Language in America The Settlement of America.

The English language was brought to America by colonists from England who settled along the Atlantic seaboard in the seventeenth century.1 It was therefore the language spoken in England at that time, the language spoken by Shakespeare and Milton and Size: KB. : The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle () by Schumpeter, Joseph A.

and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(). The most emotional argument in making English the official language of the United States of America is the idea of unity amongst the peoples.

The United States has frequently been referred to as a "melting pot", a place where individuals of all different cultures come together. Speaking American A History of English in the United States Richard W. Bailey. Surveys the growth of American English in an accessible, entertaining way; Takes a novel approach to the history of American English by focusing on hotbeds of.

History H, Inc. is the nation's oldest, largest citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in by the late Senator S.I. Hayakawa, an immigrant. The State of Language in the United States. The National K Foreign Language Enrollment Survey collects and analyzes K foreign language enrollment data as it currently stands in the United States, where more than 21 percent of households speak a.

The flag of the United States during the American Revolution. The history of the Pdf States is what happened in the past in the United States, a country in North America. Native Americans lived in the Americas for thousands of years. English people in went to the place now called Jamestown, European settlers went to the colonies, mostly from England and.

However, despite fears of squashing multiculturalism and multilingualism, the adoption of English as an official language of the United States would be a symbolic gesture at most.

In and of itself, it would have almost no effect on what people actually speak, and 95% of Americans speak English.Propelled again by unprecedented mass immigration from non-English speaking countries, English’s place as the unifying and almost universally spoken language in the United States began to erode.

Whereas in some 11 percent of U.S. residents spoke a language other than English at home, by that figure leaped to 20 percent, representing.